clutter cleanup

When I am stressed I fixate on the physical clutter in my life. My go-to way of dealing with piles of paper and whatnot I have collected over the years is to find an empty-ish drawer, cabinet, or room and tuck the stuff out of sight. I still know it’s there, but I don’t have … Continue reading clutter cleanup

life savers

When I decided to start this blog I shared my dreams for it with my spiritual director. I planned, and still plan, to have 3 posts a week. Tuesday Thinking, a mid-week guest spot for someone to share their thinking, and a Friday post diving into scripture that hopefully corresponds to the Tuesday Thinking and … Continue reading life savers

swim lessons

One day last week I helped supervise a group of children from our church as they went to a morning of swim lessons. As I sat on the side of a pool, my legs dangling in the water, I watched one of our girls taking her first lesson (she hadn’t been able to come earlier … Continue reading swim lessons

lamb hugs

Last week I wrote about returning from our trip to Texas. It was all upbeat and optimistic. What I didn’t realize – as is very often the case with me – was that I had a lot of pain simmering just below the surface as I wrote. By Wednesday – the day after I posted … Continue reading lamb hugs