100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Nine

What do we do when we’re struggling? Are there things that you’ve found that are helpful? There are times during all of our lives where the struggle becomes real. Life happens and we find ourselves in the midst of difficult situations, some not of our own choices. “Life gets lifey,” as one of my friendsContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Nine”

Random Writing – Fear, the evil and corroding thread

Fear has been called “the evil and corroding thread that weaves its way through the very fabric of our existence.” (1) . That certainly has been and can be the case with me. I went through a particularly tumultuous time in my life and would find myself awaking each morning in terror and dread, filledContinue reading “Random Writing – Fear, the evil and corroding thread”

100 Days of Writing – Day Nine

A Place in History What historical event or contexts – way back in time or more recently – have affected you individually or as a family? I would have to say that the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge effect on me individually, on my family, and on society as a whole. Little did weContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Nine”

Shared Reading: “Letting Go of Outcomes”

January 10, 2021 Some of us get attached to outcomes. We think a project or a relationship has to go a certain way. Sometimes we get so attached to the outcome of a thing, we don’t pay attention to how that thing feels. We may be so focused on marrying that person we’re dating, weContinue reading “Shared Reading: “Letting Go of Outcomes””

Letting Go of the Past…

I was recently told that I have a tendency to talk a lot about the past. Perhaps because of a lack of anything else to talk about, but it could go deeper. And after all my reading about living in the present moment, it could well be it’s time to put that into practice. TheContinue reading “Letting Go of the Past…”

More Thoughts on this Day

Today has been a long day. I’m still trying to sort through some things in my life and my mind is on overdrive most all day long. It would seem that the morning hours are those that go the smoothest, but around noon the not-so-happy mindset creeps back in for much of the rest ofContinue reading “More Thoughts on this Day”

Sadness is Upon Me….

Sadness is upon me,,, I could tell you the reason why, but perhaps it’s not all that important. Sadness because I’ve made mistakes in the past that have affected the present… Sadness because I’m missing out on being with someone because of the wrong steps I took… Sometimes in life, sadness will creep in likeContinue reading “Sadness is Upon Me….”

Random Thoughts for Reflection

A lot has been going on in my life here of late. Quite a few changes and attempts to make life more enjoyable. In the midst of it all, a lot of confusion has ensued and it’s definitely been a time for some deep soul searching. When things don’t turn out as we might wish,Continue reading “Random Thoughts for Reflection”

Shared Reading: The Tale of Gilgamesh

“This brings to mind the Sumerian tale of Gilgamesh, the stubborn, hard king who should to ask the immortal one the secret of life. He was told that there would be stones on his path to guide him. But in his urgency and pride, Gilgamesh was annoyed to find his path blocked, and so smashedContinue reading “Shared Reading: The Tale of Gilgamesh”

Day 1 of 23 in Self-Reflection

Today I start a conscious reflection of my life at this point in time. My thoughts wander from here to there and I’ve found that daily readings to start each day are a good source of motivation. One of my readings this morning came from the book Embraced by Lysa TerKeurst. It was recommended byContinue reading “Day 1 of 23 in Self-Reflection”