Fear and Faith

My life has had some pretty pivotal moments of anxiety and fear and hopelessness. When I turned to God, sometimes he answered my prayers in ways I hoped for, and other times he answered my prayers by walking with me through the pain, grief, and uncertainty. In this point in time, in our world, we… Continue reading Fear and Faith

COVID-19

The Coronavirus, as it is commonly called.  What a week, or should I say month, huh friends? I’ve gone back and forth about what I would actually say, if I would actually say anything about what is going on in our country, let alone the world.  But for my little corner of the internet, I… Continue reading COVID-19

February Books

My February TBR So this was the stack of books I set out to read in the month of February. I actually read more than just these books, and I didn't completely finish the stack. However, I knew I would be reading at least a few of these into March. Here's how the reading month… Continue reading February Books

The Season of Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday.  I didn’t grow up observing this day or the season of Lent.  However, I’m very familiar with Mardi Gras, which was yesterday, because I grew up in New Orleans.  I marched in parades in middle school, and our family always went to the family-friendly parades in our area.  But growing up,… Continue reading The Season of Lent

Bargaining Relationships

Recently, I have become aware of the unhealthy relationship I have with people pleasing and the attempts to live up to the expectations of others.  In this journey, I’ve also realized that one of the motivations for this is the transactional, or bargaining, nature of these kind of relationships. In short, I’m nice to you… Continue reading Bargaining Relationships

Valentine’s Day

It’s the first major holiday of the year (I mean, you can’t miss it with all the pink and red in every store), and it is wrapped in mystery as to its origins.  Like some other major holidays of the year, it seems to be a Christian holiday derived from a popular pagan ritual.  And… Continue reading Valentine’s Day

Books of January

In the past, I posted book reviews on Mondays, but I think I might do something different this year.  I realized that there was pressure to post, at least for me, during the months I didn’t have as much reading time or I was in a reading slump.  For now, I’m just going to give… Continue reading Books of January