Sabbath Work List

Lately, I have been fighting restlessness with activity. I hate having a weekend come and go, only to feel as though I didn’t use the time wisely. From errands to household chores, blogging to letter writing, there always seem to be more things I want to do than I can fit in. But I love... Continue Reading →

Aspiring to Live Less Quietly

I have been feeling restless. It is a sense that I am not using my time wisely or doing what I ought to be. One day this week, I was listening to Dave Ramsey’s radio show, on my way home from work. A twenty-year-old called in asking about next steps for financial planning and finishing... Continue Reading →

Building Spiritual Muscle

Lately, I have been giving a lot of thought to the generational differences I observe in those who are younger than I am. I find it is easy to criticize them because their values and culture seem different from my own. But criticism is rarely constructive or instructive. I believe that God wants me to... Continue Reading →

A Matter Of Honor

Honor. That word became part of my regular vocabulary when I entered a military academy, at age seventeen. All these years later, I’ve spent the week contemplating what it actually means. A recent edition of Imprimis shared a speech by Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas. He spoke of his service with the Army at Arlington... Continue Reading →

Singularly Self-Centered

I am beginning to see adverse effects from long-term singleness. It is impacting my attitudes and behaviors. For me, the years of singleness haven’t just been life without a husband; it has been a struggle to connect with people and develop meaningful friendships. My past is littered with unreturned emails and declined invitations. I have... Continue Reading →

Refined Ambitions

Ambition is not a word that I generally associate with my personality. I have never seen myself as an ambitious person, but we all have something we want to accomplish in life, whether we look upon it as ambition or not. When I was in my twenties, I wanted to get a master’s degree in... Continue Reading →

Identity Crisis: Resolved

The struggle of my thirties has been trying to figure out the answer to the pesky existential questions of life. Who am I? What am I supposed to do? What am I supposed to be? I had always identified myself as a future wife and mother. I saw myself staying at home, raising children, cooking,... Continue Reading →

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