Not All Is Merry and Bright

Not All Is Merry and Bright

To the one whose Christmas isn’t all merry and bright, I see you. I see your pain. I see you struggling with decorations and gifts and lists, wondering if you can do any of it at all. I see you dreading the gatherings because you don’t think you can feel joy. I see...
Unveiling the Masks

Unveiling the Masks

How many times have you put on a mask? I’m not talking about a COVID mask…I’m talking about the mask no one else can see. The mask that hides your true emotions and doesn’t let anyone on the outside see what you’re dealing with. You know…that one. I didn’t even...
Do You Have Hope?

Do You Have Hope?

We’ve had a few tragic and unexpected losses in our community lately. Some were expected because of age or health conditions, but some weren’t. When you’re from a small town (I believe we’re still under 900 residents) they all affect you in some way. Whether you knew...
Refine Me

Refine Me

“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and...
Peace

Peace

Could anyone else use a little peace right now? Am I the only one? This year has been crazy with all of the uncertainties, the constantly changing circumstances, the unknowns, and the stress. We’re living through something almost no one alive has lived through before....