“Should I be honest?” I wondered. “What if I start crying? What if she doesn’t really have time to listen? What if she is just asking to be nice? I could keep it simple and tell her I’m fine.” There I was, standing in the lobby at church waiting for my husband, when an old […]
Alone again. That’s what she must have thought as she walked to the well all by herself that day. But she wasn’t alone for long. Jesus was there. Yet, she didn’t know who He was and she couldn’t help but wonder why He was talking to her, a Samaritan woman. When He spoke, she heard […]
When You Don’t Want To Be A Burden
It was supposed to be a prayer request, but my email started out more like an apology. I needed friends to pray, yet I was hesitant to ask. I didn’t want my burdens to burden them. They already had so many problems of their own: illnesses, a job loss, death of a loved one, relationship strains, overwhelming stress, and […]
Is it worth it?
I thought I was over the hurt. Was sure I had moved on. But as I slipped my thumb under the seal of the invitation to my 10-year college reunion, it hit me: I had not forgiven her. During our last semester at school, the harsh tone and accusing anger of a friend had been […]
3 Truths To Hold Onto When Our Plans Don’t Go As Planned
I had it all planned: when they would all arrive what I needed to do beforehand how I wanted my heart to feel when they got here Not wanting to turn into “the frazzled friend” I can become when planning a get-together, I banned myself from Pinterest and my own desire for “perfect.” I planned ahead and recruited help from a friend. Together we would be prepared. Simple appetizers […]