Category: Encouragement

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Survivor

A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with Covid-19. It’s been a roller coaster of sorts with the kind of ups and downs that are hard to explain. While talking to a friend who I see regularly on MarcoPolo, she said I don’t look sick at all. But I can see sickness in my eyes. I feel it in my body when I walk … Read More Survivor

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A Double Portion in 2021

Tonight while on a call the facilitator asked for prayer requests. Over and over again I rehearsed my prayer requests only to decide not to speak. And then she asked again. And again – and again and every time she asked I bit my tongue and hid my requests in my heart. After others had shared their prayer requests, she shared her own and … Read More A Double Portion in 2021

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No Coincidences

My brother and I handle my mom’s finances. And every month on the 3rd, my brother goes to the bank for my mom. He withdraws money from her account, gives her some cash and sends the rest of it to me to pay her bills. Since I’m in town and was already on my way to her place, he suggested I take the money … Read More No Coincidences

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Obedience

A couple of years ago I took the only picture I have with both of my parents and as soon as my dad walked away I cried. In that moment, after taking that picture, I felt part-of in a way I hadn’t before. My mom looked over and asked what was wrong but it was too deep to go all the way into it. … Read More Obedience

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Contentment

On Saturday, I spent some uninterrupted time with my dad. It was both beautiful and scary as I’m always aware of the risk we’re taking in this Covid world. As we’re talking, he shares some of his frustrations but also his joy. In his exact words he said, “I’ve had a good life, if I were to go tomorrow I’d be ok.” And that … Read More Contentment

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