My Sunshine

It seems like forever since I’ve written a post. So much has happened this last year, and even though I’ve wanted to start blogging again, deciding where to start felt overwhelming. But then while I was packing, I thumbed through a journal from last year during one of my depressions. I remembered it being a … Continue reading

Burned Hands & Letting Go

God’s been teaching me some hard lessons over the last year. Actually, He’s probably been trying to teach me for a lot longer than that—it’s that I’m just now starting to pay attention…just now starting to learn about letting go. I’ll admit, that sounds boring, doesn’t it? I almost yawned as I typed it. “Letting … Continue reading

You’re Not That Special

Sometimes we have trouble believing that God really forgives our mistakes. We know all the verses that promise His forgiveness, and we believe they’re true…for other people. Just not us. We’re too messed up. Our mistakes too ugly, too shameful. I’ve got a got a couple of blunt truths to share. First, you’re not that … Continue reading

Christians Can Say the Worst Stuff

We just found out that my sister-in-law has terminal lymphoma. She called one of her good friends to tell her the devastating news, and this woman’s response was, “Well, it’s not a matter of if we die, but when.” Wait… what? Who says something like that to someone who just got a cancer diagnosis…to someone … Continue reading

The Not-So-Good Ol’ Days

Ian and I drove past a restaurant the other day. I don’t remember the name of it. We only went there once, a long time ago. It hit me how much has changed since we were there. The anxiety starts gnawing at my stomach the second he suggests going there. I don’t know what kind … Continue reading

Mailman Moments

As some of you know, I now have a step-dog. He’s a 9-year-old Rottweiler who’s actually very sweet, but who guards the backyard as if its his sole purpose in life (maybe it is?). Since we have a short fence in the back that parallels a greenway, there is no shortage of things for him … Continue reading

It’s Not Just a Show

I hate the TV show Survivor. There, I said it. Whew, that felt good. Clearly, though, not everyone shares my opinion seeing as how it has scores of avid fans and has been on for years. Here’s what it is for me…I just can’t get into a show where the whole premise is rewarding whoever … Continue reading

It’s Time for a Time-Out

Sometimes you just need a break from a relationship. A breather…some space to re-evaluate what you’re getting out of it and whether it’s even worth it. I’ve decided I’m at that point. TV, Facebook, Pinterest—I’m looking at you. So I’m taking a step back from media. I’ve had the vague sense for a while now … Continue reading

The Extraordinary Ordinary

The sun is shining today and it’s almost warm enough for shorts and a t-shirt…almost. This makes me a happy girl. I struggle with depression, and there a plenty of bad days. I wish I could control when I get good days, but most of the time, I can’t. So I take the good days … Continue reading