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Why Teens Scare Me

Why Teens Scare Me

I went into teaching years ago because I love kids, including teenagers. I love sharing Christ with them too, but it’s so much harder than with adults. I recently texted a teenager I know who’s struggling and told her I’d be praying for her. I told her God loved, saw,...

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Anxious About Aging

Anxious About Aging

In a few months I will be turning fifty and everything around me seems to be reminding me of that lately. Last week I went to both the doctor and the physical therapist for two unrelated, unrelenting issues impacting my sleep, workout, and mental energy. My husband...

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Focus on the But

Focus on the But

For some reason I thought this time would be different. I’ve let two children go to college so I thought my third wouldn’t be as hard. Faithe has always been extremely independent, strong-willed, and her own woman. I thought (or maybe hoped) letting her go wouldn’t be...

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Why I’m Mad at an Elderly Couple

Why I’m Mad at an Elderly Couple

This morning I read an article I normally wouldn’t have read. It was titled, “One Last Ride.” The reason I wouldn’t normally have read it was because the lone comment under the article read, “Tears…” I don’t like tears. I cry easily without reading sappy articles,...

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Fear of Messing Up (FOMU)

Fear of Messing Up (FOMU)

Two weeks ago, I wrote about trying to forgive in my heart, not just my head. As I’ve continued since then, praying, reading Scripture, and trying to listen for the Spirit’s promptings, I’ve noticed an unflattering pattern about myself: I want to be right. Not right...

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