"I'm not so lost to myself that I can't love and pray for others." Ouch! I wish I could say that quote was my own, but it's not. These days I feel like I'm in a perpetual cycle of being "lost to myself". This is not the same as being selfish. I'm lost because I'm … Continue reading Freedom for the Lost – A reminder as Palm Sunday Approaches
Category: My Devoted Life
Decade at a Glance Over the past decade I've learned to care for my own personal health and eventually recovered from severe chronic pain and fatigue as I carefully weighed every choice in order to gain the ability to work full-time. Also, our youngest son acquired severe eczema, which led to me spending most of … Continue reading Top 10 — #3 Back and Forth of Health, Plus 10 Tips for Partnering with God to Stay Healthy!
Starting New Rhythms... This morning I woke up late after having a bit of insomnia. In part, I blamed the two cupcakes (sugar, chocolate, gluten and all!) that were leftovers from my granddaughter's 1st Birthday Party on Sunday. Second, my 17-year-old hadn't sent me a Snapchat saying he was home from work (our agreement so … Continue reading TOP 10 — #1 The Back and Forth of Finances
How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart?Cleanse me from these hidden faults.Keep your servant from deliberate sins!Don't let them control me.Then I will be free of guilt, and innocent of great sin.May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock … Continue reading The Hidden Fault of Comparing Myself to Myself
Maybe it's because I'm the mom and he's my son, but I had no idea it would be so hard to watch my boy leave home. After all, his sisters have been on their own for years and they are doing amazing. So, why did the smallest thought of him being on his own bring … Continue reading When the Third One Left the Nest – The Differences Between Sons and Daughters