2018 Reflections and Lessons

2018 Reflections and Lessons

The year of our Lord, twenty-eighteen, began on a Monday. And that made the new year seem right on schedule. A new week, new month, new year, and a fresh start should always begin on a Monday, don’t you think? So, 2019 feels a little off to me. In fact, I’m a little behind on all of it (which explains why you didn’t receive this post earlier).

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Moving Into 2018 With Hope

Moving Into 2018 With Hope

As 2017 came to a close, it slipped into the night quietly for us. LeRoy and I weren’t shooting off any fireworks or blowing horns. We didn’t even quite make it to midnight. Without any late night parties or fanfare, we’re gently releasing this year and opening our arms to the new.

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Not Losing Heart!

Not Losing Heart!

November arrived, but the calendar in my head hasn’t caught up. It seems like everything in our lives came to a standstill way back in August, when LeRoy first entered the hospital. The world has moved on, summer ended and school semesters started, but in some ways, LeRoy and I are stuck in a “timeless” and somewhat solitary season. But even though I’ve been stuck back in August, the calendar tells me that fall arrived more than a month ago. And I don’t want to miss it. Fall is my favorite time of year, I love this season more than any other.

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Are You Experiencing Living Hope?

Are You Experiencing Living Hope?

When hope is snuffed out, even a Christian can lose the will to keep going. We’ve shared with you how we lost all hope in our marriage—and that led to a miserable existence. When there is no hope for change, no light that you can see at the end of the tunnel, the temptation is to shut off your heart and just exist in misery . . . or some choose to check out of life altogether, literally.

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2016 is Spent and What of It?

2016 is Spent and What of It?

The closing of a year always pulls me into a serious day of reflection. I look back. I consider. I ask questions. It’s a process of evaluation—I want to recognize where I’ve wasted opportunities so that I can be mindful and more careful in the future, but also I want to take time to worship God and offer gratitude for what He’s done in the twelve months behind us.

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