The memory pounced, blindsided, and left me reeling. I stood, trying to regain my thoughts. Painful memories can’t be changed, I can’t alter what happened, and at times they leave me heartbroken and heart-sick. Oh, I need a mind wash. I need to forget that terrible thing that happened, that … Continue reading →
In urban areas where ground space is limited, air rights are often given as the right to use and develop the space above the earth’s surface. The concept comes from the Latin phrase, Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos meaning “Whoever owns the soil, it … Continue reading →
I don’t know about you, but I’ve found there is a constant gravitational pull to the things of this earth. I catch myself worrying about what’s happening, so I’ll jump online to check social media or grab a few minutes of the news. Unfortunately, the more I am distracted by … Continue reading →
God is teaching me again the beauty of taking every thought captive. Far too long I’ve had the tendency to analyze, wonder, and try to figure out when I hear something or see something and “go there” in my mind. However, I’ve found I don’t have to ponder every story, … Continue reading →
I’m pondering how often we refuse to move forward. We get rutted and trapped in the past, clinging to the thing that destroyed the life we wanted or imagined.
There is a time to mourn and weep, but we’ve turned it into a lifestyle, and “poor me” has become an idol. Self is exalted over God. We aren’t hearing His voice nor hearing His call because we are too busy listening to our own complaints and whines. I’ve been there, done that–sat and stewed and mourned. And the longer I stewed in my stew, the stinkier my stew (and me) became. Ugh.
Out of left field a thought came and blindsided my emotions. Words said by someone in the past replayed in my mind entangling me in a web of anger and hurt. Fortunately, I realized I have a choice. I could think about, whine about, and get mad about what they … Continue reading →
“Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life” (Proverbs 4:23, AMPC). “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And … Continue reading →