How Do You Compare?

The word failure dangles within my sight. I reach out and take hold of it, knowing it belongs to me. Its presence so strong, my eyes refuse to focus on anything else. I don’t see progress. Or second chances. And certainly not grace.  I only see failure. It follows me around throughout my day, clinging... Continue Reading →

A Life Worth Living

I’m at a loss for words. I long to speak, but what words can be spoken when there seem to be none? When your mind is as void as the paper sitting before you? You force yourself to lift the pen, wrap your fingers around it, and position it just right to enable the words... Continue Reading →

When the Shoe Doesn’t Fit

When those you love don’t love you back, it hurts. We all experience it at one time or another. Betrayal by someone we thought was a friend. A romantic relationship that doesn't work out. Family quarrels that separate and divide. Real life scenarios that sting us in a big way. After such encounters, we're often... Continue Reading →

Oh, To Be Honest

What if, today, when you ask me how I’m doing, I give you an honest answer? What if I refuse to sugarcoat my response? What if I just put it all out there? My raw emotions, my hurts, my struggles, my disappointments. What if I don’t attempt to hide my fears from you? What if... Continue Reading →

The Words We Speak

Her words, though seemingly innocent, cut me to the core.  A compliment laced with criticism as the main objective. I chose to respond to the flattery, purposely pushing the criticism out of mind until I could politely excuse myself from the conversation. But its effects lingered.  In my mind. In my heart. I couldn’t help... Continue Reading →

And So I Pray

I’m praying for a friend. Actually for a few friends. Friends who are going up against difficult assignments. Friends who so desperately long for a definitive answer from God, but all that’s heard clearly is His instruction to wait. Or to reach out, to be available to others, regardless of the outcome. What a challenging... Continue Reading →

Mail.on.Mondays: Dear Friends, My Sisters

Dear Friends-Who-Have-Been-Like-Sisters-To-Me: How I love each of you. You, precious girlfriends, have left your mark of friendship, of sisterhood, on my heart. Some of you I haven’t seen in years.  Some I’ve lost touch with completely. Some are in and out of my life like a gentle breeze that comes and goes. And some of... Continue Reading →

Mail.on.Mondays: Dear Weary Friend

  Dear Weary Friend: I know where you are today.  You are worn out with responsibility.  Exhausted from the heaviness of your load.  Fatigued.  Fed up.  Spent.  Ready to drop. Or cry. Or scream. Or hide away, at least for a day or two. I understand, my friend.  I’ve been there too. I know you... Continue Reading →

Messiest of Messes

I found myself cleaning up the messiest of messes the other day.  The type of dirtiness that requires rubber gloves and a pinched nose.  It wasn’t my mess.  In fact, I have no idea who made the mess, but someone did, and they left it for another somebody to clean up.  That “lucky” somebody happened to... Continue Reading →

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