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Vanity, at least mine…

“Guidelines for Leadership.” This is the subject I have been studying, reluctantly, for a long time now. Why am I studying this? I have this misguided idea that if I have a degree I will be validated. That what I have to say will be important. It’s all about vanity!!! I tell myself that I am studying because I will be more effective in ministry, but deep down I don’t think that I’m telling myself the truth. What does this say about the condition of my heart and mind? I guess it would mean that “I am made entirely of flaws, but stitched together with good intentions.” (One of my favorite quotes.). How I behave and believe are quite often contradictory. Continue reading Vanity, at least mine…

Mind over Matter

Is it possible to force our way to better behavior and to a better mindset? I think so. And is it fake if it works? Have you ever had a person in your life who gets you upset or annoyed every time you see them, or even hear their name? I have some in mine. There are people who make my blood pressure rise. Are they my enemies? No, they are sometimes even friends! Seasons and situations can arise where relationships can be strained, sometimes without one party even knowing about it. With women these situations can be frequent and intense. Sometimes hormonal or from the seasons of the moon, or just miscommunication…any which way, it is all consuming. We spend our hours second guessing ourselves and what we might have said or done. Could we have done something differently? There is a great quote… Continue reading Mind over Matter

Here we go…

For many months I dreamt about starting a blog. Then I would talk myself out of it. It was a vicious cycle of excitement and insecurity. Well, here I go. Come what may. I can’t promise anything…except that there will be grammatical errors and weirdness. What I hope to see in this journey is an opportunity to share what is happening in my life. Lessons learned and mistakes made…there will be many. You will be able to see my love of quotes, and feel free to send me your favorites. This journey of the middle aged fledgling missionary will give you a chance to share in the ups and downs. I will be honest and sometimes might make you uncomfortable. Most of the time I won’t be very spiritual, and that doesn’t mean my faith isn’t a daily part of my life, but that it is so deeply entrenched in there that I don’t have to prove anything. To myself, most of all! Continue reading Here we go…