Note to Self #6

Distraction is good, but give yourself room to grieve. Don’t force yourself to be OK when you’re not. Wounds do not heal by themselves. They need to be cleaned and dressed, hidden from view. But also remember that they need little doses of sunshine and fresh air.… Read more

By the Well.

It was noon, it was hot, and he was tired.  Jesus sat down by Jacob’s well in Samaria while his disciples went foraging for food.  He chose to stay behind, because he had an appointment to keep.

She was on her way to draw water in the middle of the day, when no one else would be around.  … Read more

When God Sends You Heartaches.

Sometimes I wish I weren’t so bulletproof.

It’s been an emotionally exhausting week – a few weeks, actually.   I’ve had to deal with one emotional blow after another.  Weekends are spent in a semi-vegetative state, crying or just trying to make sense of things.… Read more

God Bless the Broken Road.

We’ve all gone through heartaches. Whether it’s from a lost job opportunity, the death of a loved one, or a failed relationship – we have felt pain in our lives.  And yet some recover sooner – and more gracefully – than others.… Read more