I woke up this morning and tried to convince myself today would be glorious. Honestly, I didn’t really feel like it would be good, let alone glorious. Still, I pushed myself out of bed, started the kettle for tea and set about get ready for the day. I had quiet time with the Lord and drank … Continue reading How to Get My Head Out of My… Well, You Know.
“If people don’t like me, I don’t want them to like me. I don’t put on airs for nobody and I don’t kiss nobody’s ass.” These are wise words from my grandmother. She stands about five feet tall and 110 pounds. She’s an Iowa girl and has been her whole life. She’s raised three kids, … Continue reading “I don’t want them to like me.”
Apathy. An enemy that relentlessly plagues us all. It tells us to settle, that we can do no great things, that we can’t make a difference. It tells us that there is nothing that we can do about the pain that burdens this planet. It says there is nothing you can do about the … Continue reading Bigger Than My Apathy
I was practically hyperventilating as I trudged up the rocky path alone. Why again did I agree to hike up a mountain? I hate hiking. I know I hate hiking. Why am I here, in this moment? ALONE?? Due to my ever impressive ability to take more time than anyone else while “hiking” (aka breathing … Continue reading You don’t need a silver lining when you’ve got the whole sky
“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant … Continue reading If I wanted mudpies I would live in the dirt.