wisdom

Can You Trust Your Feelings?

Can You Trust Your Feelings?

Talking about feelings at this point in life can give me chills. I will confess to you, if you can keep it a secret, I have lived long enough to see that this revolutionary apparatus living inside me called feelings can be dangerously tricky. Let me tell you how it works. Recently, I had a major surgery done to my body. Some loving, concerned people warned me to keep away from activities or anythi ...[Read More]

How to Prepare For an Empty Nest – Part 1

How to Prepare For an Empty Nest – Part 1

Parents learn as they go, one season at a time. Their lives are always wrapped up in their children’s activities and interests and can’t believe that one day this will be just a memory. So how can parents prepare for those dreadful days when they will again have to live for each other, as a couple? Kids grow so fast, don’t they? Look at your own children. You have them in diapers one day, and you ...[Read More]

Marathon Running

Marathon Running

The faith required for preparation Sometimes God calls us to run marathons. Marathons of faith. I have never actually participated in a marathon. I once almost finished a 5K. ‘Almost’ is a loose term … don’t look up the footage, thanks. But, if I understand this marathon business correctly it requires training. I imagine for a long time. More than just days or weeks … months. And on the day you de ...[Read More]

Going Through Deep Waters

Going Through Deep Waters

If you live in south Louisiana, you certainly heard of a tropical storm that shook Louisiana on August 19, 2016. Schools got cancelled on the first week of activities. For some students celebration was in the air. No one knew of the upcoming tragic historical moment in the Louisiana Gulf Coast. It was not a hurricane. The people of Louisiana know well what a hurricane is like. High winds, high sur ...[Read More]

Are You Fit to Lead?

Are You Fit to Lead?

I grew up playing simple games like Red Rover, Hide and Seek, Red Light Green Light, and Simon Says during recess and after school with my neighborhood tribe. Simon Says was a fave with us Big Kids. I relished tripping the littles up. The hardest one? Rub your belly and pat your head at the same time, except I’d demand the one and do the opposite; I’d pat my belly and rub my head. This sneaky swit ...[Read More]

The Weight Battle

The Weight Battle

Kingdom value and the scales. I wish there was a ‘before and after’ for what lies inside. For our hearts. For our minds. For our courage. For the brave. This weekend I went to the beach with a dear friend and as the sun set we were taking pictures and we just took a picture. Just like that. I didn’t think anything about it. And I was wearing my swimsuit. And this was a big deal for me. It may soun ...[Read More]

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