God, I am so tired and fearful. I am asking you to help me where my faith is weak and to help me work through my fears. Give me the strength to face my fears with grace and dignity. Give me clarity and creative solutions for my problems. Give me the desire to keep going. … More A Prayer of Surrender
A blog post from the Willow Chicago blog. Enjoy! Faith … and a Little Olive Oil.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson As I look forward to the new year, I am usually reflective on a theme for the year. For the year 2011, my theme was courage. I took many brave chances in that year including writing several essays … More It Was a Healing, Imperfect, and Surrendering Year
The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. -Isaiah 58:11 (NLT) Yesterday, I posted the interview that Mary Akers of r.kv.ry Literary Journal did with me about my last essay, The Shrink Who Killed Gazoo. … More Lessons in Farming or Life?
God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. -The Serenity Prayer Hope For Tomorrow. That sounds like the name of a soap opera. Perhaps it will be the follow-up to the book I plan to write called … More Hope for Tomorrow
I have never wanted to be one of those women who are up late each night, reading the Bible, falling asleep with the Bible on my lap, highlighting passages, etc. To be searching for answers in a book that I may never fully understand meant that I was pretty hopeless. The truth is that I … More A Little Bible Hope With a Side of LOTR
Happy Thursday! Thanks for the great response on yesterday’s anger post. My plan was to post part two of the anger post today, but I’m not quite feeling up to it. I received some disappointing news (it’s not life threatening or anything related to my health) but it has to do with another big issue … More Anger Postponed for a Day
Today’s post is dedicated to you, if you believe in a Higher Power, no matter what faith you belong to. Have you ever felt that you were abandoned by God? If I am honest, the answer to that question for me is a resounding yes. There is a certain amount of shame that is associated … More Crisis of Faith: Spiritual Abandonment