The Caregiver Struggle

In the pursuit to do the sensible thing, I have bitten off a lot more than I expected. In the journey to assist my aging parents, I quickly realized that I am no longer the assistant but the sole caregiver of their every simple to important needs. Before my parents accepted my offer to move … Continue reading The Caregiver Struggle

Soul Cleaning

I was going through my blog reading list and came across a post that resonated with me. BeautyBeyondBones talked about looking within yourself to see what needs to be fixed or cleaned. It hit me that I have some areas that need a little overhaul. The other day I was speaking with a friend who … Continue reading Soul Cleaning

When Life Gives You Manure

I am sure you have heard the saying, when life gives you lemons make lemonade or some other delectable lemon treat. I think that saying has an age shelf life. It may be for the teens and young adult years when life is simpler. After this time, life pulls the soft wool from your eyes and … Continue reading When Life Gives You Manure

When Love Dies You Die

Surely, you have heard the phrase 'die from a broken heart.' It is easy to scoff at that saying as being ridiculous but think about an old couple who die within minutes of each other. The emotions significantly affect the physical. In the new testament, Jesus and his disciples would go on about love and its importance … Continue reading When Love Dies You Die

When Your Demons are Stronger Than God

Before I am burnt at the stake by the politically correct Christians, give me an opportunity to talk to the people who understand that statement. Once you enter into the Christian world, you are filled with various sermons telling you that God is stronger than your most powerful struggles. God gives you strength and the person … Continue reading When Your Demons are Stronger Than God

When You Are Hungry – Heart’s Desires

You should never go grocery shopping hungry. It's because the mind is not in a rational state and the shopper will be preoccupied with thinking about satisfying the feeling of hunger at that moment instead of  making good nutritional choices for future meals. Let's apply the grocery shopping analogy to Christian life. There are many Christians who are struggling at this moment. Their struggles have nothing to … Continue reading When You Are Hungry – Heart’s Desires