Dirt   {A Journey Through the Season of Lent ~ Week 3}

Dirt {A Journey Through the Season of Lent ~ Week 3}

  “They’re just trying to dig up some dirt on him.” And you and I both know what that means …someone was trying to find some terrible-awful-secret-sin buried in some poor soul  to “do him in” …a phrase meaning all would be done to discount and disqualify him as any upstanding, honest, God-loving human being–in an … Continue reading

Stains

Stains

In a vivid reminder, the cross is smeared across the forehead  as the words, ” remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return” are spoken over you.  And you walk away with the stain …the stain of the cross emblazoned right up front for all to see.   My friend tried to wipe … Continue reading

Before You Start Your Lenten Journey

Before You Start Your Lenten Journey

I’ve loved well …sometimes.  I’ve wanted to love well …many times.  I’ve loved …well, I’ve loved the best way any imperfect human being can …imperfectly. But God –my heavenly Father — now He knows how to love.  His love stretches over all my stretch marks  created when life circumstances have pulled me farther than my … Continue reading

A Journey Through the Season of Lent

A Journey Through the Season of Lent

My headache was hellish.  The pain was more than I had ever experienced.  If someone had offered a radical surgical removal of the pain, I think I would have gladly accepted.  The relief-giving medicine never stayed down long enough to do the work it was intended to do.  After watching and listening to me empty … Continue reading

Show Me the Receipt!

While in the checkout line at our neighborhood discount store (that’s code for “Dollar General”), the man behind me asked  how I was doing.  Working hard at being honest and not giving the sometimes polite-but-not-real -“I’m fine” answer, I said,   “I’m doing 0-kay …I always need prayer.”  Putting my off-brand bleach on the counter, … Continue reading

Friendships {What Really Matters}

Friendships {What Really Matters}

A friend and I found ourselves sitting at a funeral home — bearing witness to the life of a dear friend who was gone way before her time.  And how do you hold on to the family and help them bear the burden  of such a great loss when your own heart is broken and … Continue reading

Move

Move

Watching the water move down the creek, my heart is moved to tell you this… The year began with a word — move — with thoughts like these coming to mind…Move forward.  Move toward. Move on. Move over. Get moving. Sometime you hear a word and it takes time to understand the full meaning.  The … Continue reading

Fences

Fences

Long ago and far away this might have happened to you.  If not, you can always just stop and pray for me. 🙂 Offended. What?  Me?  Not since yesterday, right!! The word itself even ticks me off as I tick off the statements or actions throughout my life that have sent me spiraling into an … Continue reading