Morality and Cancel Culture

I was intrigued by the description on our community's social media page of a local candidate in the village's upcoming election. "I believe in: .... Bylaws that are relevant, current and make sense; Bylaw enforcement..." A few days later, when other candidates knocked on my door to introduce themselves and discuss my civic concerns, I... Continue Reading →

Second-Guessing

I drove myself to my counseling appointment for the first time today. I thought I would remember the way, having been a passenger so many times before, and wouldn't need to turn on my phone's map app. I thought I knew all of the familiar landmarks. I read the highway signs, made the correct turns,... Continue Reading →

Anxiety Buster: Supplements

Disclaimer: I am not a professional. Just a regular person who has researched and tried natural supplements as well as worked with my doctor(s) to try medicine to alleviate anxiety and depression. These are my experiences and in no way should they be taken as advice. Please do your own research, talk to your medical... Continue Reading →

Speaking your truth

In my research into hypothyroidism, I came across the Hindu teachings about chakras. To be clear, I don't ascribe to Hinduism but my interest was piqued by their belief that thryoid issues were due in part to not using your voice. Acquiescing to others when you know you shouldn't; staying silent instead of speaking up;... Continue Reading →

Pink Glasses of Hope

"Honor your own pace. "Walk, don't run." Recovery doesn't care about your ambition, only on your current ability. Mental illness is trauma and trauma takes time to heal."             Sam Dylan Finch The problem with knowing the basics of something, is forming assumptions about how long it should take to master... Continue Reading →

Winter’s Balm

There is something lovely about the insulating snows that pile up outside my home. They obstruct view and though cold, I feel warm and cozy inside. A white cocoon of protective isolation. I finally opened up and asked for prayer from my smallest group of people on social media who I trust. I didn't keep... Continue Reading →

Just as He was

"That day, when evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side." Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him." Mark 4:35,36 Isn't that such a lovely phrase, "just as he was"? How often in... Continue Reading →

Renewed: Day 40/40 Our God of Hope

"We cling to hope because love always hopes. Sometimes we walk through difficult seasons and serve among difficult people. But loving those whom God has called us to serve means holding on for the hope of God's glory revealed in them. Will every dream come to pass? No. But when your heart is for his... Continue Reading →

Renewed: Day 39, Keeping an Outward Focus

"Healthy churches have an outward focus. Healthy ministers and church leaders do too.  Inward-looking churches think about their own wants more than the world's needs. Insulated and cut off from what God is doing in the world, they often wind up devouring themselves from within. . . . Keeping an outward focus can help prevent... Continue Reading →

Renewed: Day 38, Hiding

"...sometimes God calls us not as we are but as he has made us to be. .... Hiding is a natural reaction to pain. When we go through tough seasons, we look for places to retreat. ... sometimes we hide in public - going through the motions of what looks normal but never speaking up,... Continue Reading →

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