brisk

This is the harshest January I remember.  It’s beyond cold outside.  The ground is covered in snow.  Navigating the streets is not easy.   More harsh weather is forecasted. Like the outdoor elements, I am cold myself.  Figuratively freezing inside, like a brisk wind is blowing through my mind.  Frazzled, feeling like something fragile that’s … More brisk

written on a Sunday

Sundays today are very different than the Sundays of the past.  When your husband is a pastor, as mine was for quite a few years of our marriage, Sundays are shared days.  It’s an understood.  For a pastor, Sunday is the biggest day of the week.  For church members, Sunday is  the day when they … More written on a Sunday

no shame

Don’t try to win over the haters, you are not a jackass whisperer. ~ Brene Brown There are people who love you, people who care, people who think you’re great……who still say things that can bring you down. Words can be taken in a discouraging way.  People’s opinions that differ from yours.  People who have … More no shame

What We See and Hear

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” —Harper Lee It’s a quote from To Kill a Mockingbird.  Yet when I read the quote today, I realized it could mean an awfully lot.  We want things to happen a certain way.  We have an ideal, whether it’s positive or motivated … More What We See and Hear