Where I've Been: Why I'm Abandoning NaBloPoMo.

I am a writer.I’m a writer because I write.But it has occurred to me lately that I should occasionally ask myself why I write…To put it incredibly simplistically, I write because I don’t tend to know what I think until I’ve written it.It makes me wonder then — why do I feel like I need to write every day, if I don’t have anything of value to say?  Why do I just spew words for the sake of spewing words?  Why?  Is there value in self-reflection?  I would argue that there is....more

Falling into place or pieces?

It has been a whirl wind in my head these last few weeks.  But I think it is starting to settle down.  I have gone from being elated and convinced a reconcilliation was immanent to nope he will never forgive me enough to love me again.  Luckily my brain has calmed down a bit.  I should say the Lord has calmed me down and given me some peace about the whole thing.  I read exodus 14:14 The Lord Himself will fight for you....more

Can God be using my divorce to save my marriage? Is that even possible?

I have had a thought, one that kind of even makes me nervous to have thought it.  I wondered to myself, could God have used my divorce to save my marriage?  I know even saying it makes me cringe because He would never have wanted or encouraged a divorce.  I guess more of what I mean is what if He knew the divorce was inevitable (because of our hard heartedness and disobedience) and he saw down the line an opportunity for what might be happening now.  Of course He is omnipotent and can do anything He wants but really?  I looked at Romans 8:28 and it says th...more

A change for the better part 2

I was scared, afraid & petrified but I went.  Before I went, I prayed that God would help me say what needed to be said and to keep quiet when it was appropriate.  I asked Him to help me listen without being able to be upset unnecessarily.  I asked him to help me not cause him any harm or trigger any of his addictions by what I might say or do.  We met at a store I love to visit and we hugged briefly.  He looked good.  A little heavier than the last time I had seen him so I felt better about my new curves.  It is so weird for me ...more

The Importance of Preparation - Thoughts About Lent

There is no mountain under that snow....more

You're Going To Be OK

I don’t know if I totally agree with this prompt title.  It’s part of Holley Gerth‘s Coffee For Your Heart, though, so I’m supposed to be encouraging.  I’ve seen a lot of people who’ve battled many many things.  Hard things.  Things they never thought they’d be ok at the end of… and things that changed their lives forever....more

I'm Sexy and No One Knows It: Thoughts From a 29-year old Virgin.

What a topic.  My friend Darcie over at Darcie The Kindred Spirit is doing her blog on a theme called “The Sessions on Sex” for the month of February.She’s asked me to guest post for her on singleness and celibacy....more

Treasures in Darkness

"I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name." ~ Isaiah 45:3...more

You're Not Alone

I was driving into Cambridge yesterday and I witnessed an absolutely glorious sunset.I’m a sunset kind of girl, myself.  I witness a mere handful of sunrises in any given year, because personally, I think life starts better at noon…. With that in mind, it’s certainly not the sun coming up that fills my heart, but rather the sun going down (since I’d rather not be awake while the sun is coming up…. ever)....more