I was tossing and turning, staring at the clock wondering how much sleep I’d get if I fell asleep NOW. Or NOW. Okay, NOW. It was one of those nights… It was a Sunday evening and Adam and I just had the whole week off for a little “staycation.” We had a great week of … Continue reading Joy and Sorrow. Sorrow and Joy.
Almost an hour had passed and I managed three bites of food out of my son. I tried everything. Toys. Distractions. Puffs. Oh the puffs! Nothing was getting him to eat what I had prepared for him. He was fussy. I was fussy. The day needed to end. It was 7:30 in the morning. My … Continue reading Whether you win or lose, you wine.
There are two photos in our family room from a wonderful vacation we took in the Bahamas recently. You could say they are those perfect family photos, the ones you share on all of your social media accounts. The ones, you know, you put in cute frames and display proudly in your family room. They … Continue reading We totally failed, and it was the best.
When you awoke this morning, eyes blurred and arms stretched out, was your first thought for the day, "it is well?" Sadly I'd say for many of us, it indeed was not. It is not well. I am not okay. This is not the way life was supposed to be. For many it's just another … Continue reading It is well.
I'm sitting here in my pajamas, with sweatpants on with holes in the bottom. My shirt is way too big. My hair looks like I may have been electrocuted in the middle of the night. My breath stinks because I haven't brushed my teeth yet. This is me. On a Saturday morning. In all my glory. I … Continue reading Put the fancy dress away.
It’s a lesson everyone agrees with, but one no one wants to go through. To be in the wilderness. To go through the desert. To walk through the valley of the shadow of death. How we get to that place varies in all of us, whether it’s tragedy, a bad diagnosis, divorce, depression, anxiety, etc. … Continue reading Walking in the Wilderness
I love to be able to sit and write out my own thoughts, but sometimes it's better to sit back and read someone else's. Below are the eloquent words of my friend and fellow writer, Shakirah A. Hill, who just submitted her first book proposal, is an incredible speaker and a joy to know and read. … Continue reading Walk through Darkness
It is now June. I haven't posted on my blog since February. I guess I could come up with millions of excuses, but there's really only one reason. My blog is titled Faithful Thoughts. But my thoughts have been hardly faithful over the last few months as I struggle with doubt, trust, faith, and even belief in … Continue reading My pursuit of unhappiness.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv-sY_z8MNs I called up Google and asked them to make a Zeitgeist for me, but they turned down my offer when most of the clips I sent them were of me sitting on the couch in my pajamas. I don't blame them. What you just watched was Google's 2013 Zeitgeist. Zeitgeist is German, meaning "time" (Zeit) … Continue reading What would your Zeitgeist look like?
I love listening to the sound of the ocean. For how raging and forceful the ocean can be, the sound of it can be such a calming force, too. The sounds any body of water makes is so soothing to me. That's why in the summer, as long as I am in ear shot of some kind of body of water, … Continue reading Calm My Anxious Heart