There are moments where I am having trouble living up to my new name. The Joy comes in pockets, rather than being my general demeanor. Pressures of this life, and the crushing consequences of choices made in desperation leave us feeling like we are close to drowning. Treading water and rapidly losing energy. My emotions … [Read more…]
I walked through grief, confusion and despair. Nothing about my situation made sense — so I knew that the Holy Spirit was up to something. But I was not excited about contemplating a career change. Everything in my plan made perfect sense. I even convinced myself that I knew what He was up to. … [Read more…]
Today is a pretty significant day. I am celebrating the dawn of my 40th year with bravery.
2017. So much joy, sorrow, excitement, anxiety, fear and hope. January- We started the new year at a new place of worship. Vibrant music, large, alive. February- We waited patiently for small groups to start, so we could get to know more people. Relationships were made. March – The boys and I went to Maine … [Read more…]
My mind is never quiet- never still . . . A hundred observations and thoughts swirl about in an elaborate dance that leaves me exhausted and ready to take the images I see and craft them into poetry. But the train of thought is an elusive, temperamental beast- … [Read more…]
Oh the inspiration that happens when you hear that magical song — the one that fills your heart with hope and joy and peace. For me that song was “He Has Come For Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)” by Meredith Andrews. Not only do she and I share a first name, we also both … [Read more…]
There were twelve of us crowded into luxurious leather couches, leaning close to hear the wisdom, love and inspiration that oozed out of Christa Wells and Nicole Witt. Both ladies are established songwriters and performers, and when they pair up in song, chill bumps are always included. In November, a single facebook post got … [Read more…]