Evaluating When to “Let it Go”

Life has determined it may be time to let go of some things, and rather than viewing it resistantly as an unpleasantry, I am choosing to view it as an opportunity.  An opportunity to reevaluate in life the objects, dreams, and entitlements (like how I spend my time or money) that I am choosing to fill my well of desires.  An opportunity […] Read more…

When I Touch the Fringe of His Cloak

This morning, I was reading in Matthew 9 about the hemorrhaging woman who touched the fringe of Jesus’ cloak and had Him turn to her and proclaim that through her faith, she was healed.  Being a woman who occasionally finds value in engaging the imagination in contemplative practices, I took the opportunity to put myself […] Read more…

Happy Birthday Leo Tolstoy!

Leo Tolstoy:  186 years young today!  Happy Birthday to my favorite Russian author!  …which, if I’m to be honest, really only means I prefer him over Dostoevsky. To “commemorate” this day, I considered reading one of his short stories, however, I’ve opted instead to mention a much lesser known, but a favorite gems from my bookshelf, Song […] Read more…

Standing With Others In Uncertainty

  Back in my single days, I frequently heard it with confidence from others: “You’ll meet somebody.” In pregnancy, I experienced it again:  “Don’t worry.  I have no doubt this pregnancy will be fine.” And now, post miscarriage I continue to be it’s recipient:  “You’ll be a Mother. I just know it will happen for you…” It is […] Read more…

Intentionality Through Suffering

A principle discussed at the Storyline Conference involved being intentional about the story you want to tell with your life.  While this obviously applies to ambitions, dreams, and goals, in recent weeks for me it has involved what story I want to tell with my life when in the midst of suffering.  Who do I want to be […] Read more…

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