"Woman are you drunk?" "I am not drunk. I am a woman in despair... I am speaking out of my great anxiety at this time." A year ago I was teaching this text from 1 Samuel 1:13-17 to a group of 5th Graders. As, I read the entirety of the story to the class, I … Continue reading #24 From Hannah to Henry
I had my first ER experience on Saturday afternoon. I was feeling quite uncomfortable all day Saturday. I felt tender on my right lower abdomen. I took a nap hoping the slight pain would subside. I could not seem to shake the pain. I checked WebMD (trying to keep my cool, because let's be honest checking WebMD leads only to fear - much like watching Fox News) and the symptoms pointed to Appendix issues.
I have been wanting to write more, but I do not seem to get it done by the due date (I set for myself). I was beating myself up about it the other day, and then I saw this tweet from author Anne Lamott: **I included the post from Peter Enns because he has been … Continue reading #22 Lifeblood
It has been a couple weeks since my last post. Sorry for my delay. We were lucky enough to go to the beach last week, and I have not taken the time to sit down and write since returning home. I hope that you are well as you read this. I am up late (it … Continue reading Energizing Tears
We have experienced an ungodly amount of change in the past year: We bought a house (Woot!) We fixed that house up (it is still a work in progress) Amy started a new job last fall My family story of origin has been altered drastically A bunch of our closest friends have moved away I have … Continue reading The Pain Train
I do not like feeling unsettled, but I also get antsy when things begin settling down. I feel caught in this tension of what has been, what is, and what could be. I am perpetually reconciling myself to what has been in my life (good and bad). While also trying to solve my future. I … Continue reading Flat Shoes are for Quitters
Creation. All of creation groans to be put right (Romans 8.22). I feel that groaning within myself. I long to be put right. I desire healthy relationships. I desire vulnerability and wholeness. Yet, I cannot seem to nail it down. I spend a lot of time stuck in the fear of failure - the fear … Continue reading Creational Feelings