Category: those moments

When a holiday is a Monday

When a holiday is a Monday…. It’s like a gift to Sunday. Sundays are practical days, things to do days. While I can sleep in, it’s not indefinite. There are timelines and clocks and a week ahead to prepare for. There is grocery shopping and cooking and money to reconcile and putting things in place […]

possibility and hope

possibility and hope

The thing I love about new years is it reminds us of possibility. It always exists – tomorrow could bring any number of new things into our lives. We can change ourselves on any given day and decide who we want to become and start making the choices to create that reality. But we forget […]

One more step

One more step

I’ve been running intervals ever since a dear friend introduced me to them. It’s incredibly simple: walk 2min/run 30sec for 10 intervals. Then, as you progress, increase your intensity until you walk 30sec/run 30sec. I never liked running before because it’s so hard and I always felt so tired and weak by the end of […]

Good Friday

I appreciate when Good Friday is overcast. It seems appropriate. I know, this isn’t the actual day that Jesus died. But I suspect the Earth knows the right day; that it bears a scar the way you can see a storm in the rings of a tree, even if humanity has lost track. So today, […]

break these chains

Paul prayed once, “…[that they] might become such as I am, except for these chains.” He was speaking literally since he was imprisoned at the time. I pray it often, and it reminds me of my chains. We all have them; chains around our arms and our legs and our hearts. They’re all different and […]

living out loud

Some days you’re driving and someone in a car near you is smoking and it wafts into your car and every now and then, when the right melancholy song is on the radio, it smells good. Maybe you have to have smoked once or twice for that to be the case. To have felt it […]

Sunday morning musings

I’ve always loved John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” My heart has known that it’s a powerful verse, and this morning I realized it’s in the same way my heart found […]