Porching

I miss porching. I used to live next to neighbors who porched all the time. I had an open invitation to join them and for two years did so almost every night. It was a great way to unwind, talk about the day, play great music and sometimes even dance. Today, my regular walks do…

With thanksgiving

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. How I fail to give thanks. Every day I fail. When my parents bought me a car for college, I asked if it had power windows. When God told me I would…

Goal!!

Romans 8:25 NIV But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. I finished college in three years. I took 15 hours my final summer to graduate a year early. I wasn’t smarter than the other students. I was simply in a hurry. I got married six months…

Angst

Yesterday was a strange day for me. My anxiety was elevated and I cannot explain why. This led to a few episodes where I was internally angry but did my best, and I hope successfully, not to show it. I’m not sure what caused my anxiety. I have some theories. But everyone deals with anxiety…

Second chances

This morning I woke up from a long dream. I dreamt I was foster parenting a young man who was the son of someone I knew in my youth. I knew his father went to prison and later died. I knew his father was something of a loner and was not considered successful. But his…