Words from the abyss

I stare at the page. No, that’s not right. I stare into space. Into nothingness. Empty of anything but anguish. The mere thought of lifting my hands to the keyboard, exhausting. Thinking thoughts that require more than automatic muscle movement, overwhelming. If you’ve never experienced grief this strong, you cannot know how this feels. The blankets are my shelter. Like …

Will 2016 be better?

I don’t want to be a downer, but 2015 for me was the pits in many ways. But guess what? God is still on the throne and Jesus is coming soon! Will He come in 2016? Who will be elected president? If you listen to the doomsayers, it’s going to be a defining year and danger is just around the …

To my dear readers

Dearest Most Darling Reader, My website hosting is weird. Half the time it doesn’t let me in to blog. In its eagerness to protect me from hackers it even blocks ME! And the server people don’t work on weekends (when I have more time to blog) so by the time I’m allowed back in to work, my inspiration has flown …

How I Get It All Done (Sorta)

Like you, I’m insanely busy. Sometimes I feel as if I don’t even have time to breathe. This can make writing hard. Not only for finding time to write, but having the mental clarity to write. It doesn’t get easier as we get older. We need a lot more brain support in terms of exercise, nutrition and supplements. I was …

In Which I Passed Through a Portal on the Day of the Blood Moon Whilst Buying Chicken

Yesterday was a troubling day. Not only was it the day of the last of the blood moon tetrad, which was also supposed to usher in the end-of-the-world-financial-zombie-apocalypse (I’m not saying it still won’t), but I also passed through a portal that was most certainly at least ten more years away. I’m convinced this blood moon thing did something to speed …

Are you still here?

Congratulations! I think. I mean, if you’re reading this right now, it means you’re still here and the world hasn’t come to an end. Or, if the rapture has occurred, and you’re still here, then it’s not congratulations that’s in order, but some advice on how to make it through tribulation. Today is the first day of autumn. It’s also …

My nostrils don’t match

You think you know yourself, and then one day, you record yourself singing at the piano and you’re like, WHAT? ONE OF MY NOSTRILS IS SMALLER THAN THE OTHER! How does that happen? You know how they say that the most beautiful people are symmetrical? Obviously I’m not one of those. Actually, people with perfectly symmetrical faces aren’t the beautiful …

The Many Adventures of Mr. Himself: In Which He Gets Ready to Travel Overseas to the Philippines

Yesterday I introduced you to my husband, whom I lovingly refer to as Mr. Himself and explained that I’m dedicating a blog post category to him. After I wrote the post yesterday, I realized I failed to let you know the important work he’s up to besides hoarding toilet paper.  My husband is a gifted guitarist, song writer and worship …