Hello beloved friends. Did you know that you are my accountability partners without even doing a thing? I don’t even have to know who’s reading this to feel a sense of responsibility when I make a declaration, or a promise. It might backfire on me from time to time, but it’s still so therapeutic to try. I’m going to do a week-long reset, starting today. … Continue reading Pick your poison.
Have you ever felt guilty for someone else’s nasty behavior? That doesn’t make a lick of sense, but I think it happens more often than we realize. Let me set the scene. A person we love misbehaves badly. We could stop their behavior by saying something, but we don’t know what to say. And would they hear it anyway? Then we watch the downward spiral of … Continue reading soap box.
This Lent has turned into something completely different than when I started over a week ago. I love it when you make plans to be diligent, and then God decides to take you for a ride down a much deeper, more poignant path. That is, if you let God do such crazy things. Here’s basically what happened: I started the Lenten Fast with the intention … Continue reading next stop: self-love.
Okay, friends. I have had a little bit of a rough start to the Lenten Fast. Actually, it hasn’t been rough at all. It’s been very easy because I haven’t been doing it at all. I’ve had wine, dessert, gluten ~ you name it, I’ve had it. I want to start again, but I need to change the rules up a bit for myself. I … Continue reading LENT 2.0
Friends, it’s almost Lent ~ that time-honored, sacred tradition where we all give up Coke, or chocolate, or something else we’re addicted to, between Ash Wednesday and Holy Thursday. How very holy of us to put our soda addictions on hold for 40 whole days. By the way, did you know that it doesn’t go all the way to Easter? Just to Holy Thursday? That’s … Continue reading Lent 2019.
I set my alarm for 6am this rainy Saturday morning because I wanted to spend a little time blogging some honest thoughts. Here goes… A good friend of mine has died at the precious young age of 61. He was a beacon of sweet light in the Kansas City music world, and his funeral is today. Another funeral today belongs to the 20 year-old son … Continue reading time for a change.
I’m one of those people who really struggles with the kinds of emotions that I would never, ever want to burden anyone else with. Sorry to my English-teacher sister for the dangling participle, but it’s true. The only person who really sees the depths of darkness and frustration is the Hub, and he really didn’t ask for that privilege. My mom gets a little bit … Continue reading confession: anger journal.
Okay, I COMPLETELY forgot to post anything on the last day of the reset! TERRIBLE! So here’s my belated last-day post! Not that I have anything interesting to say. I’ll tell you this: I am eating a lot of not-on-plan things down here at the music convention I’m attending with the Hub, and it’s fine, but I know this will end soon. Oh yes. It … Continue reading Day 21?
One more day, y‘all! One more day!!! I am definitely going to continue on for the full 30 days, but I promise I‘ll leave you alone after tomorrow! I‘ll go back to my regular, random posts, and stop filling your inboxes with my daily highs and lows. I think this way of eating is so delicious, though. I can‘t imagine stopping, although I’m sure I‘ll … Continue reading Day 20!
I cannot believe this is still happening! Anyone tired of this dang posts? Don’t answer that. I’m tired of myself at this point. Another hurdle yesterday! I had a rare out-of-town gig with my lovely trio (shout-out to the amazing director, who works hard to get us gigs in this difficult market called the Midwest!) We always stop after the performance and get something really … Continue reading Day 18 & 19.