Status Seeking and All that Pizazz

Your car. Your clothes. Your home. Your job title. Your handbag, if you’re a woman. Your selfies, which – face it – aren’t usually “authentic-ies.” You create them to evoke an impression. Those things speak volumes about you. Or do they? You’re human. You form impressions about people based on their “stuff.” And they create…

The Joke is Always on Me

Deep in the depths of my soul, I have no doubt God has my back. But every so often, I experience a day when I quiver inside in fear. A circumstance floats on top, casting a shadow of my firm belief that some circumstance will work out. Today was one of those days. We certainly live…

Then a Tear Kissed My Pillow

Last night, I sat in my hello kitty sweats and surfed Fakebook (that’s not a typo). The TV news played in the background. “Friends” on the social media site posted pictures and stories and funnies, and I scrolled down to peer into their lives. Then the TV screen caught my eye. The faces of Syrian children, parents, grandmothers…

The Bracelet: Reflections on Unmotherhood

When I was ten, I bought a bracelet at Goodwill. My family didn’t have much money, so finding such a thing was beyond special. I felt the lime green bracelet was the most beautiful thing I ever owned. I noticed a few scratches in it, but cherished the precious bangle like it was solid gold….

Caleb’s Courage: Following God Wholeheartedly

Originally posted on Raw. Real. Reflections.:
The word “wholeheartedly” almost lifted off the pages as I studied Joshua 14.  Twice  in the chapter, Caleb reminded Joshua how he had followed God wholeheartedly while the rest of the explorers “made the hearts of the people melt with fear.” Quite a word picture. I envisioned them shaking, dripping with sweat, as they lost…

Christmas 2009

Mary sighed, wondering why men often forget their cell phones.  Is it a genetic problem- or what,she asked herself.  She made a mental note to check it out on Wikipedia when arriving  back home. If onlyJoseph would have booked reservations online with his new smart phone, I would have an easier birth process, she thought. …