Category Courage

Sustaining Grace

The alarm hasn’t gone off yet. Eyes remain unopened. Movement begins in the mind. Oh no, it’s morning already. I’m not ready for this day. I am so worn out. I can’t handle what may be ahead. Please not yet. No more twists or turns or setbacks or disappointments. This is just so hard. Eyes […]

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What I Need To Hear Today

You are a beautiful treasure! You are a precious gift! Please don’t turn away. Please don’t brush this off. Please don’t glaze over this quickly. Let these words mist upon you and soak in deep to those dry places. These words don’t come from a place of perfection or mountain of accumulated attainment of great […]

Forgiveness and Freedom

Have you ever felt like you should do something, but it sounds a little crazy and a little scary in your head? You know the thing that makes you doubt your own thoughts and sanity? From the moment you think the thought, you start telling yourself, no…that’s just crazy. So I am having this go […]

Aardvark Pancakes

Hearts. Letters. Numbers. Teddy Bears. Turtles. Fun colors. My husband, Eric, is a master pancake artist. But last Saturday he truly outdid himself with aardvark shaped pancakes. I just happen to have a very special affection for aardvarks. These awesome and unusual creatures bring me great joy. Friday evening I watched a documentary that featured […]

Receiving the Gifts of Encouragement

Wherever you are, may you be blessed. Whatever the circumstances are in your situation, may you be filled with life giving breath deep into your lungs. No matter what has slipped through your fingertips, may you find a hope to hold on to. Today, September 12th, is the National Day of Encouragement. This is a […]