[I will fulfill all of my vows] Last year Andrew and I attended a funeral when a fellow member of God's family passed away. John was described as being faithful to the Lord through his devotion to his wife and kids. He was a lesser known hero of the faith, but he was honored and … Continue reading Funerals and Faithful Service
[Listen to advice] September 2019 I woke up melancholy, troubled by a corroding friendship. Since my friend, Robert, passed away, I've had occasions where I miss him dearly. Robert would have known what to say. Thankfully, I know exactly what he'd say; he gave me these words years ago. He'd say, You have to stop … Continue reading Friendship Wrecked?
[...but he who ignores reproof...] Quite frequently I'll sit and eat my breakfast in the chair next to my husband's desk. Unfortunately, I've also been known to leave my garbage behind--be it banana peels, wrappers, my bowl, or all of the forementioned. This is never done on purpose. (Honest.) However, my mind can be in … Continue reading The Garbage Fairy
[...for everything you do flows from it.] Loss is hard. Things have changed. Things are always changing. So what's the big deal, right? In the last two years I've lost three close friends; Two of them passed away, and one friendship had changed in a way that was no longer positive: we kept butting heads. … Continue reading Mind Your Heart
[Sweet friendships refresh the soul...] I have a twin. Or at least he will forever be my twin at heart. (May 2009) When I met Chris (online) 14 or so years ago, it was a bit like looking into a mirror; I saw so much of myself in him. We also have many weird "coincidental" … Continue reading The Voyage: It’ll Be Alright
“A frontier represents uncharted territory. It could be a remote piece of land or a new field of study, but if someone calls it "the frontier," you are challenged to explore it.” --Vocabulary.com “Marriage is the greatest adventure of them all. It's filled with pitfalls, setbacks, and mistakes. It's a journey worth taking because you … Continue reading Marriage: The Final Frontier?
[He was a good man] When a long standing friend, who has made such a huge impact on your life, passes, it sure hits your heart like a ton of bricks. I knew Chuck for 14 years. He was someone I could count on to be both trustworthy and kind. In this crazy world, that’s … Continue reading More than My Mentor