in the waiting

“All eyes have turned toward You, waiting in expectation; when they are hungry, You feed them right on time.”  Psalm 145:15 Often life feels like we are looking through the window pane . . . waiting, waiting.  It may seem interminable, futile, sometimes punishing.  But it’s in the waiting that we learn what we’re truly made of, and … Read More

The “I don’t” list

i dont list

I’m just starting out on the road to “focus” in 2014, so, to quote Uneeka Jay, I’m repossessing my “yes”:  bumping up relevant activities and downgrading the nonessentials. My blogging friend Anita Mathias piqued my interest in the “I don’t” list a few days ago.  She made a statement that stuck with me: “You recognize … Read More

In which I dream of grace upon grace upon grace

canyon trees

I had a lovely, weekend-long dream from which I’m hard pressed to awaken. I was at a retreat, nestled in a scenic canyon in the Hill Country of Texas.  I had to be driven through a river to get there.  And once I got there, I couldn’t use my cell phone.  I certainly must be … Read More

The Insomnia War


I feel like I’m collateral in the insomnia war.  Oh, you’ve never heard of it?  Perhaps you’re too young to have lived through it.  😉 This a one-on-one war.  No armies, no coalitions, not even a small group of hardy terrorists.  Heck, insomnia is a terrorist all by itself. And I’ve often felt like I … Read More

Three reasons to pursue “Pura Vida”

me pura vida

I finally took a well-needed vacation before I lost my last quarter-inch of sanity.  Life felt like it was literally draining out of me via stress, sickness, and exhaustion. My very dear friend Marguerite opened her lovely home in Costa Rica to me and hung out with me at Asclepios Spa Retreat for a few … Read More


A metallic chain with an explosed link.

I’m always amazed at how God will let events converge so that I can be unchained from the not-so-necessary and so be able to receive from Him what is truly necessary.  His patience with and grace toward me are priceless! I’m a Type A (mostly), so whether it’s relationships, work, play, health, or social media, … Read More