Cast Out the Nets Again

Fishing is sometimes a futile activity. Time and time again, you cast out, hoping for a catch. But the bait disappears, or the line breaks, or nothing wants to bite. You wait and wait and wait and nothing appears, or the catches are too small, or not the right fish. All you have is wasted […]

Why be normal?

I have always been a bit on the high-strung side and have always had little quirks and oddball likes. I tend to keep my head in the clouds and act like a giant goofy kid. My brother often calls me “kooky-crazy”, which I have embraced wholeheartedly. All of it is just part of the magic […]

Locked Doors and Closed Minds

A friend of mine recently shared a saying his great-grandfather used to always say. It sounds similar to the sayings of all great-grandfathers, but it went something like this: “Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see.” ~ Everett Taylor Thomas was one of Jesus’ disciples, according to the accounts […]

Discovering the stories of the past – Aunt May

As some already know (especially if you’ve explored the links on this blog), I am also a family historian, one who has been discovering and telling the stories of my family tree for almost twenty-five years now. While that facet of my life has been on the back burner now for a bit since I […]

Why are you weeping?

Small bells, made for children’s hands, clamored joyously from the front of the sanctuary as the congregation sang a simple hymn about knowing Jesus loves them. The sound was effervescently exuberant, melding magically and shining brightly despite a bit of discord in the melody. The kids, ever hopeful, were making a joyful noise for those […]

Recharge

Yesterday, I was so over being around people. I was exhausted beyond measure because I have been pushing myself to do more and more and haven’t had time to decompress. The introvert within me needed some moments without pressure. Despite my exhaustion, I knew I had to find solitude. I needed to recharge my soul. […]

Doldrums

‚ÄčThe other day, my little swath of the Midwest had a winter storm that dumped several inches of snow on the ground. It made a mess of things, as storms often do, but the next day was beautiful. I ended up taking a short walk enjoying the snow for what it was worth. But I […]