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Moving Forward with an Almost Empty Nest

Last night, I sat by the cheery bonfire I had made, reminiscing about bonfires with family and friends in the past. With my adult and almost-adult aged children running here and there to work or some event, I’m finding myself alone more and more. It was my first time building a bonfire and enjoying itContinue reading “Moving Forward with an Almost Empty Nest”

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Showing the Whole Picture

A couple of weeks ago or so, I wrote a post about how hard it is to let our vulnerabilities show to those around us. A fellow blogger, https://davidsdailydose.org/2022/09/10/showing-the-whole-picture/, shared how this post resonated with him and he took the thoughts I had shared and added his own experience. But I won’t say too muchContinue reading “Showing the Whole Picture”

A Part of the Picture

I took some time to relax by the water yesterday. There was quite a pretty spot with the sun shining through the foliage, casting a play of shadows and light on the rocks and water. For you, a fellow blogger looking in from the outside, it would be easy to assume that all around meContinue reading “A Part of the Picture”

That Annoying, Berating Voice-A Personal Testimony on Turning it Off

Today, a group of us were asked to write a personal proverb. We had five minutes to jot it down. I sat there, thinking. Maybe I should write this? No, that’s not particulatly profound. Maybe I should write a proverb about this, but how to word it in a meaningful way? I continued thinking, theContinue reading “That Annoying, Berating Voice-A Personal Testimony on Turning it Off”

Journaling to Healing

I reached the 100,000 word count mark in my Word document journal yesterday. A full-length book. I started the journaling process shortly before the divorce and have kept it up for almost four years now. It’s messy with lots of stream of consciousness writing. It’s real. It’s raw. But it was, and still is, theContinue reading “Journaling to Healing”

When Life Gives You Lemons…

Before I launch into my post for today, I want to say – “Thank you!”. I appreciate every single one of you guys out there who have decided to follow my blog and taken the time to comment on or like a post. It’s been a challenge, keeping up with weekly posts with everything elseContinue reading “When Life Gives You Lemons…”

Vegan Spinach Lasagna

There are certain foods that scream comfort and for me lasagna is one of them. I grew up with the kind of lasagna most people think of-filled with crumbled beef and melted cheese-but I’ve come to appreciate this yummy and healthy substitute. I will make a disclaimer here-if you expect it to taste like traditionalContinue reading “Vegan Spinach Lasagna”

The Barrette

Last Friday night, I cried. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately as I’m realizing more and more that my youngest one is launching off into the world of adulthood, whether I’m ready or not. But the reason I cried that Friday night was because of a faux diamond barrette. The silvery clasp hasContinue reading “The Barrette”

Jars of Oil

This morning, I was greatly encouraged when I read the account of the widow and her jar of oil in 2 Kings 4:1-7. For weeks now, my mind has been greatly exercised over the recent financial hits. Some days I do pretty good, others I struggle, as I shared in my post “The Relief ofContinue reading “Jars of Oil”

The Relief of Relying on God

Relief washed over me last Wednesday as I sat in the exam room and stared at the xray. The 2nd metatarsal bone in my foot had not been rebroken; I was experiencing strain pain. The podiatrist warned me that I was doing too much, standing all day on concrete, and stated that I needed toContinue reading “The Relief of Relying on God”