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On Being a Stay At Home Mom: It’s NOT About Me

Okay, so I said that being a SAHM is all about me, and in one respect that’s true.  Everything I do comes from who I am; therefore, if I’m terribly broken and incomplete, my role in my home and family will be severely fractured and out of balance. But if I’m strong, emotionally healthy, and However, if […]

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Tension Requires Confession

I am undergoing a quasi identity crisis.  Some things I know to be true about myself and these things make me happy and content, but within my soul I am finding black holes that suck the light and life and give nothing back.  I’m functioning and still laugh from my gut, and yet I’m also […]

Call Me a Hypocrite? . . . Fine.

There exist people in this world with whom I don’t care to really converse.  There are some with whom I don’t want to play on the same team–I don’t want my name mentioned in the same breath as theirs.  And there are some whose decisions I lament and motivations I question.  I’m human.  I’m a […]

Is There a Happy Middle-Ground?

>I’m blogging because, for me, right now, it’s the happy middle-ground between escaping into my Netflix instant queue and being super proactive in researching church membership, statistics, options, scripture references, and the like. I don’t want to work that hard on something that might not end up mattering, but I don’t feel like escaping is […]

A Heart-Heavy Day

> Today I cried. Sorrowful, frustrated tears. Melancholy, dout-filled tears. The tears are gone, but my spirit is heavy and saturated with despair. Maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow in a beautiful beam of light, my worries and frustrations gone. If only.

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Love and Justice–A Noble War

>Justice is a two-sided weapon of love. One side is a pillow, the other is a jack hammer. It depends on what side you happen to be standing that determines the kind of emotion it will evoke. The one weilding the weapon should always come from a position of love, but not everyone will feel […]

Love, Betrayal and Heartache

>Sophia, you’ve settled your heart on a little boy for the first time. Embarrassment is normal; that’s okay. But don’t let the difficulties of “love” rob you from the joys of loving deeply and freely in the future. Your heartache will pass; you’ll grow stronger and wiser. Own your emotions and be proud of your […]

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A Storm of Mixed Emotions

> Today I perused a number of church websites, something I do often. I enjoy seeing what churches around the world are doing and how their websites communicate who they are or who they think they are. Some are good, eye-catching, and inviting. Others are out-dated, confusing, or exclusive. So today, I happened upon a […]

Red Headed Emotions

>I once saw this little red haired, red faced boy at a basketball game. He was straining against the harness that surrounded his torso to the extent that his entire body was stretched out like a ski jumper in midair, except that he was on his tip toes. And at the other end of the […]

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