The Merits of Social Media I couldn’t remember her name. I was sitting in front of my computer screen, there wasn’t even any pressure and I could not recall her name. Easily I pictured her face and felt the warmth of her cheerful attitude and genuine heart. But for the life of me, her name eluded me. Naturally, I turned to social media, Facebook specifically, for … [Read more...] about Social Media Isn’t Bad After All!
Forced Humility Defeats Pride When life gets busy I make a do-or-die list with one or two tasks I absolutely must accomplish by the day’s end. Thursday arrived and the truck remained parked in the casino parking lot. I knew I needed to deal with it so the truck made the list. Somehow, some way I would move that truck. That’s exactly how we began our day. Moving Trucks … [Read more...] about Forced Humility Defeats Pride: Writing in the Wait
The invitations went out and I didn’t stress. It’s taken years to learn that it’s okay that the entire guest list doesn’t show. It’s okay when people RSVP and forget to come and others forget to RSVP and simply show up. We welcome friends who arrive at the end of a get-together because their day didn’t go as planned. The modest dining table offered six-dozen of the … [Read more...] about Waiting: A Perfect Portion
People expect answers; they expect a plan to be fully developed and well thought out before put into motion. Our plan’s structure was singular: God. The questions came as we dispelled the news. Sometimes those questions unnerved my soul, “Are we really following God or are we just crazy?” I understood fully that the words pouring from my mouth were ridiculous in … [Read more...] about Waiting Without Answers
As an easy to read what-you-see-is-what-you-get girl I squirmed as a close friend headed toward our front door. I hadn’t told her or even hinted at the possibility we might move again; this time states away. A soft afternoon glow reflected the 1970’s orange brown cabinet stain on her sweet face. My husband and I agreed to keep the potential move between family and I felt … [Read more...] about Waiting to Tell Friends