Sugar-free, Day Nine

Earlier in this process of eliminating sugar from my life, I was not totally sure that I would make it any length of time without a crash and burn.  But here I am on day nine feeling so much better than earlier in the week.  Days 2-4 were brutal, with every sweet thing you could…

An (un)Organized Life

I am on a quest to find a higher level of organization!  I am not completely “un”-organized, but there is a great distance I can travel to be better. And I often feel like the areas where I fall into sinful behavior are partly due to a level of disorganization. And maybe it is safer…

Pay Attention to God’s Ways

This week, I was forced to evaluate a few things a couple times each.  It was a very back and forth evaluation, and each switchback brought different emotions.  It started with a financial issue and ended with  a financial issue.  First a windfall, then a deficit, then a windfall and finally a deficit.  But eventually…

Sometimes, Sorrow

Break my heart for what breaks Yours…. That phrase has been in my head for a few days now as I do what it takes to process a dear family losing a three year old daughter. As unable as I am to do this well,I cannot even fathom how the family and little friends of…

How’s Your Legacy Looking?

If it’s anything like mine, it is in shambles. But as you get old(er) you start to get reminded regularly (thank you, God) that it is important to get it in presentable shape. I have no legacy that I care to pass on at this point?  I feel like what is known about my life…

What Does it Take?

  What does it take to succeed? I would have to say, “I have no idea!” What does it take to bolster your self-will (self-discipline)? Well, if I have thought of it, I have tried it, and so far, not working so well. What does it take to change the way you act/react so that…

Knowing and Being Known

I have been thinking a lot lately about this idea of knowing God and being known by God. It probably stems from a serious self-conversation on the same subject, only without the involvement of God. I have this thing rolling in my head that is so unfamiliar to me; and kind of unwelcome at the…

Just Write…

A few posts ago, I told you that I had enrolled in a writing course. Because of that new job and because the lessons are requiring a lot of thought and prayer, I have not covered much ground yet, but that is not to say I have not learned a lot. I have promised to…

27. Rawsome Summer 2019

It is Day “Something” on the restart of  my Rawsome Summer. I must admit to a great measure of relief once the decision was made to just begin again. And honestly, I will probably give up the counting. As I have said before, my intention is to continue on with no end in mind, but…

17. Rawsome Summer 2019

It’s been an entire day of being in my pajamas.  I can honestly say I am ending the day feeling no better than when I started it.  But that will have to be OK. I took a sick day from work, and when that day is a Monday, I know that I put others in…