New Normal is a term used to imply that something which was previously abnormal has become commonplace. New normals are inevitable as we grow older. Personally, I have used this term as solace to adjust to a new normal. I simply say, “I guess this is my new normal.” This tactic feels useless, lately. Maybe … Continue reading New Normal
Lately, I have had numerous sleepless nights. I’m talking about being awake the entire night and sometimes the next. There have been weeks where I’ve accumulated only a few hours of sleep. Anxiety does not rest. This means I do not rest. As a result, I have experienced a new level of exhaustion I didn’t … Continue reading But the greatest of these is LOVE.
I just got out of the hospital after a five day stay. It came totally unexpected. I wasn't feeling well for a day or so then suddenly I spiked a fever along with unbearable pain. I've learned by now NOT to ride out a fever of any kind especially one over 103. After another five … Continue reading Will I follow Him even if?
I am often asked what chronic illnesses I suffer from. Rambling off a list of rare diseases is usually not helpful so I created a list for you. I included the date of diagnosis, but symptoms of the disease sometimes started years before. Polymyositis 1986 Myasthenia Gravis 2001 Lupus 2005 which was later changed to … Continue reading What are your chronic illnesses?
I've been spending time in the Bible reading the book of John. In John 3 is the familiar story of Nicodemus visiting Jesus in the middle of the night. Jesus explains to Nicodemus how we must be born again to enter the kingdom of heaven. In a beautiful depiction, Jesus describes how the Holy Spirit … Continue reading Do you detest the manna?
Dear family and friends, For most of our Christian lives, we have felt that our mission field has been caring for children through foster care and adoption. Now, our family has the chance to join our church body from The Tabernacle of Tampa Bay on a mission trip to our nation’s capital over Independence Day. … Continue reading Summer Mission in D.C.
Struggling to balance social media's utility versus it's pitfalls is a treacherous battle we all face today. Personally, it can be heart wrenching to watch the lives that some women live compared to my own. I know better. I know the dangers of comparison. I know comparison stirs up division, discontent, and depression. Yet I … Continue reading Souls in Solitude
As you may or may not know, we traveled to Washington D.C. this summer on a mission trip with our church. The trip truly was a life changing experience for our entire family, and I immediately wanted to express that in writing. But I struggled in doing so for reasons I didn't quite understand and … Continue reading You’re Invited
"And Moses said, 'Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.'" Exodus 14:13-14 As we prepare to leave for a … Continue reading “Yes, He can!”
Today is the anniversary of Sara and Gary L’Eon. We reverently celebrate what would have been their 52nd year of marriage. Sadly, my mother-in-law left this world on December 13, 2017. About a week ago I was writing in my journal, and I believe today is a good day to share a portion of those … Continue reading The Anniversary of Sara and Gary