The world is scary right now, but we can choose to hope anyway.
Building strength isn’t just about the lift.
104 things I want to tell you about my year of covid but probably never will
It’s tough to feel anything but dried up these days. Poetry helps. So does reading the Word. (One more than the other.)
I approached my year-end reflection with a sense of failure and shame. But I wonder if I didn’t shema better than I thought.
REAL TALK: I am not feeling terribly thankful today.I know, my privilege is showing. Bear with me.I’m an expat. I moved to Canada in 2006 and am wildly happy here, but I always make a holiday pilgrimage back to Missouri. It’s a tradition of nostalgia and belonging that recenters me in my family of origin. …
Will I disappoint you? Almost guaranteed.
Will I disappoint God? Never.
CHECK IN: What’s your self-talk like these days? I bet it’s way worse than usual. Mine sure is. Here’s just a sample of the names I’ve called myself in the past couple days. LoserFailureLazyBullySelfishHoarderUnfit parent I’ve also repeatedly “reassured” myself with thoughts like, “It’s okay that your body isn’t young anymore. You were never pretty …
As the news escalates, a previously-rare thought is surfacing more: I don’t want to be the grownup. I don’t know what I’m doing! I don’t know if it’s time to wear masks to the store or for my husband to shower when he gets home. I don’t know how to explain that the mall, …