“I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness. ” ― Anaïs Nin .
Can I be honest? It’s been a rough week. One of those “seriously if one more thing…” kind of weeks. It started out pretty subtle. A minor annoyance here, an unwanted thought there, but has continued to escalate to the point of a full out break-down with an ugly cry last night.
The first thing you notice about Jasmine is a smile that lights up a room and soft, welcoming eyes. But, sit down with her for just a few minutes and you’ll be surprised by the road she’s traveled.
My car was packed and loaded with teenagers, suitcases, snacks, and one mom who was so beyond ready to get out of town and head to a cabin in the woods for a few days. We were making good time with the cruise control set on 65 and gorgeous scenery rolling by outside of the windows.
I’m not a really big fan of games, but from time to time my family twists my arm and makes me play with them. If I do have to play a game I have my favorites; Scrabble, Boggle, and Taboo top the list. Notice a theme? I love words and word games.
To celebrate the first day of summer vacation my kids and I went to the movies yesterday. We love a good story, and God often uses story to show me truths about who He is and provide me with great conversations to have with my kids about our faith. Yesterday was one of those experiences.
Last week Dave Frey from Sidewalk Prophets was in studio with us talking about his new single “Keep Making Me” and the story behind the song. He quoted C. S. Lewis “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken.
“We spend more time talking about how wonderful it is to hide under His wings than actually finding refuge there. ” Angie Smith We sat in the gazebo in the middle of forty beautiful acres with open books on our laps discussing chapter five of “Chasing God”.
One Easter tradition is getting new clothes to wear. This year my Easter outfit has a bit of a different meaning. I bought a new shirt last week. I know, buying a new shirt is not really blog-worthy; but sometimes it is. You see, six months ago I wouldn’t have bought the shirt.
Sometimes I pray crazy prayers. Prayers that I mean at the time but then later I wonder. What was I thinking? Three years ago I prayed a crazy prayer. At the time it made sense to me, I had just went throughout the hardest thing of my life.