My summer “sabbatical” is over and it is time to start writing again. I’ve faced this with some trepidation. I’ve let my brain become sluggish this summer; I no longer trust that I might actually have words or insight people would care to read. This certainly makes it tricky to write a blog… Continue reading
Our family has a vacation coming up – one whole week together at a resort! We’ve been planning this for over a year. As the trip draws near, I am giddy – eager for pampering and self-care, for time with my family away from the busyness, for smiles, laughter, good food and relaxation! It is a luxury to have the opportunity to escape. Continue reading
I often tell my kids: Trust me! They should feel safe telling me or their dad about their thoughts, feelings and fears; always able to approach conversations with honesty. Questions are welcome. Truth is required! We must experience this trusting parent/child relationship now – practice for the future when more challenging life experience will inevitably occur! Continue reading
“Homework” as an adult takes on a whole new level of meaning and impact. For the Quest study I am participating in (see Diving In) I was asked last week to consider five different questions. Five questions which lead to reflection on relationship with God.
Two such questions: Where are you and Who told you that? To put these another way… Where are you in your journey with and towards having complete trust and faith in God, how does that define who you are and how you live in the world, and from who or what do you source your response? Continue reading
Warning: My thoughts this week definitely show the “nerdy” side of this Journey to Find God I keep writing about! I’m really into these readings from the 1500’s – writings by early leaders of the Reformation. It is surprisingly relevant hundreds of years later. How amazing that we connect to people who lived so many years ago, in a different part of the world, stumbling through life and coping with many of the same questions we face today.
Have you ever felt afraid to question your belief? Maybe it’s fear that you will ask a stupid question and show your ignorance? Maybe you are afraid questions equal lack of belief? Through asking questions, we might appear vulnerable. Continue reading
It was time to start writing – so I posed the question which I will occasionally throw out to my family. What should I write about this week?
We were sitting down to an impromptu mid-week dinner at a local Italian joint. The atmosphere was cozy, food was delicious, and wine was – well, flowing. The kids had learned only moments before that school would be cancelled the following day due to cold temps. We were joyful, relaxed! One of those simple yet perfect life moments. (To be fair, when there is wine and Italian food, joy will soon follow!) Continue reading