Archive for May, 2013

May
22

Finding Balance in a Busy World

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My life has been busy, very busy, the last few weeks. I seem to have hit one of those whirlwind seasons when all the hats that I wear are asking to be worn at the same time. I am trying to keep the balance but the demands of being a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, friend, pastor, counselor, etc., consume me at times.

One of the most difficult lessons of my life has been how to live well, fully, and stayed anchored to the quiet voice of the Holy Spirit who teaches me when to say yes and when to say no. I find that this ‘lesson’ requires constant revisiting.

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Categories : boundaries, prayer, Soul Care
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May
03

Rainbows and Roses

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Little girls dream of the day their daddy walks them down the aisle and gives them away to the man of their dreams but life sometimes doesn’t unfold according to our dreams.

Last Saturday when my niece, Whitney, appeared as a beautiful bride about to walk down the aisle to her soon-to-be husband, the excitement of hopes and dreams was intermingled with the disappointment of loss and grief. Her daddy, and my twin brother, Mike, was not on her arm. We lost him to heaven 15 years ago.

For the most part, we stayed focused on the joys of the moment but it was impossible not to feel the pain of loss. Many of us, including my niece, were wiping our eyes of tears as we simultaneously experienced the grief over what should have been and the joy over what was.

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Categories : healing, Hope, Uncategorized
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