Squinting at the Future

What am I doing with my life? I hope no one will accuse me of having a mid-life crisis just for asking the question. Sometimes, I am surprised to feel content. I like my job, and I’m good at it. I have a good living situation; God has provided for me above and beyond what... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Single Blogger

I didn’t wake up one day to find myself forty-something and single. I wrestled with God about it every step of the way. Desperation, anger, bitterness, and depression have all been a part of this journey toward accepting that God’s will for my life is entirely different from my desires and plans. But I can’t... Continue Reading →

A Reputation You Can Count On

I have forgiven John Piper; it took me a couple of months. Unless you’ve discussed politics with me since the November election, you probably didn’t know that I needed to forgive him. Before the election, Piper published a blog that broke my heart. It affected my respect for him as a teacher of God’s Word.... Continue Reading →

An Adulterous Heart

I have to confess that I am in the middle of reading The Hunger Games books. It has been a while since I have read any fiction, and I am beginning to think that it isn’t good for me. The problem is that even a little bit of romance can stir up longings within me.... Continue Reading →

Holiday Planning

It’s December. . .again. If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you know that I am not a fan of what we call “the holiday season.” I have fond memories of Christmas from my childhood and early adulthood. I suppose my feelings began to change when my sister’s family moved to Texas,... Continue Reading →

Dressing For Action

I need new work boots and jeans. The road trip I have been planning has been cancelled, for entirely non-COVID-related reasons, and God has put a fresh idea in my mind. I am handling the change of plans in a manner that proves my depression is under control, and I am seeking to make good... Continue Reading →

The Real Prescription

I have had to power through some melancholy this week, which is nothing new. I have learned that my depression is fed by a self-focused state of mind. I was focused on me, again. In the midst of feeling down, I suddenly caught myself singing a Twila Paris song, “I will delight my heart in... Continue Reading →

Contentment & Puppies

My family has gone puppy-crazy. If you’ve been following the blog, you know that in February, my parents’ beloved standard poodle, Quigley, died. He was such a joy to the whole extended family, but especially to my parents. A couple of weeks ago, the decision was made that it was time for them to get... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Thirst-Quencher

I have been thinking about a song my father sang in church, when I was a child: “Like the woman at the well I was seeking / For things that could not satisfy. . .Fill my cup, Lord, I lift it up, Lord / Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.” When I was... Continue Reading →

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