There has been a load that I have been carrying for three years. I’ve referenced it in some previous posts, although my messages have been somewhat cryptic. I was badly hurt, really betrayed by someone who I worked for and thought very highly of, and considered a friend. It was one of the most painful … Continue reading How do you know when you have forgiven?
I frequently ask myself ‘what if’ questions: What if it rains on the day that I plan my hike? What if I make mistakes when I’m playing piano this week? What if they don’t like me? What if I say the wrong thing? What if I push send on that text that I decided not … Continue reading What If
I heard this a few days ago on a radio talk show that I sometimes listen to. There was a substitute host, and I wish that I could remember who it was so that I could give him credit for this. It is not a religious talk show, so this story was quite a surprise … Continue reading We Just Know
So, after a lot of thought, I decided that I’m giving up god for lent! (conversation with myself) Well, that’s sort of an odd thing to do. I mean, isn’t lent all about getting closer to God. going deep, strengthening the relationship? Yes, absolutely! Well then, why on earth (or heaven) would you want to … Continue reading I’m giving up god for lent
A month or so ago I bought a kit to grow lavender. It came with a pot, soil and the tiniest lavender seeds. I love lavender, but no matter how many times I have bought lavender plants, they die. I just can’t seem to grow lavender. I thought this time would be different. Perhaps if … Continue reading Waiting
Sometimes it only takes a spark! I haven’t posted for a while. I don’t know why, it certainly isn’t because I have a shortage of thoughts or opinions, they always seem to flow. But, this morning I received an email from someone who said, “Hoping that you are still writing.” That was my spark, … Continue reading A Spark
Sometimes my brain starts spinning and I begin to beat myself up internally. I start to think about all the things that I have done wrong or times that I have hurt people, deliberately or not. I think of being face-to-face with God and just lowering my head in shame because of missed opportunities. As … Continue reading What If?