Getting Out of Bad Habits

I’ve fallen out of some good habits in recent years. (Doesn’t it sound so much nicer to say that instead of “I’ve fallen into some bad habits in recent years”?  The need to make myself sound better is probably a whole other blog post!) Writing regularly is one of them.  I know that I know […]

Christmas Week #Feelings

It’s Christmas Week, and that can invoke all sorts of feelings. They span the gap from panic to pleasure, stress to serenity, despair to delight.  The older I get, the more aware I become of the tensions that underlay Big Days.  We all want the Hallmark Christmas.  The beautiful tree, roaring fire, loving family, brightly […]

When #Life Is Complicated & Messy

This was difficult to write.  It’s complicated and messy, just like life. Our world is sometimes dark and scary and it doesn’t make sense.  But we can choose to believe that God is good, even when it seems he is not. Have you ever prayed for a miracle that didn’t happen?  Like, prayed and really […]

Nitpick or Foreplay?

This morning I woke up with a revelation. What if I nitpicked LESS? What if I complimented MORE? If I were to really try do this, what would be an accurate ratio to aim for? What would make a difference in our relationship? 10 to 1 10 positives for every 1 negative. Is it possible? It’s is […]

My Son Might Be Struggling With Something

I have bloggy thoughts this morning. Time out. I need you to know that autocorrect changed “bloggy” to “bloody”. I’m not sure how to handle that. Sometimes I do have bloody thoughts. Get out of my head, autocorrect. Time in Bloggy thoughts. They are two fold and I might not be able to tie them […]