Connection

“Be invited. Sit together for a meal. Share our hearts and be understood… Do fun things together. Cry together. Hug each other… Be known.”1 We all have yearned for these things, possibly even more keenly during our time of quarantine. Whether we realize it or not, our hearts’ desire is for connection. We may think…

Rest awhile

In Mark 6:30-44, we find Jesus and the disciples feeding a large gathering of people. Yet just before this profound moment takes place, they had finished a very busy, tiring day and Jesus suggested to the group that they step away for some rest. The apostles then rendezvoused with Jesus and reported on all that…

Curiosity & compassion

“Make it your goal to look at your emotions with curiosity and compassion.” I posted this from Dr. Caroline Leaf on my Instagram the other day, knowing this was very important advice. Unbeknownst to me, I’d need to check myself just days later. I have been all kinds of anxious with a pinch of frustration…

Love defined – Agape Part 1

The other day, I was reading a devotional about love, based upon the ever-famous “Love” chapter in the Bible. Even though I have read this chapter over a hundred times in my life, I broke down in tears reading a particular verse in the passage. Whether the reaction was because of this season of tightly-wound…

From gratitude

For my fellow sojourners in this season of uncertainty… In these difficult times, truly seek gratitude. Seek to continuously come from a place of gratitude. I thought it might be helpful to share quotes to encourage you to “radically embrace gratitude in your story”. I pray they are helpful to you. noun: gratitudethe quality of…

Stronger

‘Girl & Bear’ illustration by Katy Pillinger Designs ©️2018

Anchor

“Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.” ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you….

A year

Today is one year since my mom passed. I do not have words of wisdom or personal insights to share this day, but I have found some quotes & scripture that acknowledge feelings I have had over this first year of life without Mom and the loss that most acutely acquaints me with grief. “It’s…

Adorable the child is

Because I have agreed with the masses… Because I cannot help but love adorable, small beings (dogs, cats, babies – boobers or gigis, as I affectionately like to call them)… Because we need adorable and warm fuzzies in the world right now… You’re Welcome.