The five stages of grief and other fantasies

My brother died two weeks ago If you read books about grief and processing grief, it’s broken down into five stages: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Pure fantasy. There is nothing methodical about grief. Yes, there is a numbness in the first days right after you hear the news of a loved one’s death. … More The five stages of grief and other fantasies

One person…

Yesterday was “one of those days.” The power went out at 1 am and didn’t come back until 9 am. I have Bailey, the faithful alarm clock, who stuck his nose in my face at 7– when I needed to wake up. No coffee. This is not good. The coffee maker is set up the … More One person…

Jesus fell

While Jesus was carrying the cross, He fell. His flesh was weak after all the beatings. His humanity had limits. So does ours. That’s why we need God so desperately. I endured a difficult situation at work. It was a “toxic” work environment. Yelling, swearing, verbal abuse. I finally reached end of what I could … More Jesus fell

Dear Pastor Coverstone: I believe you

Dana Coverstone’s YouTube video of his prophetic dreams has gone viral. If you missed it, you can find it here: Warning. Not for the faint of heart. https://youtu.be/6TdpMSMP9x4 https://youtu.be/6TdpMSMP9x4 Immediately the “Prophets” took to the airwaves to dismiss this as “not from God because there is no redemptive quality.“ Hmmm. I thought our redemption was … More Dear Pastor Coverstone: I believe you

Coffee and prophecy

While drinking coffee on my deck and enjoying the weather, this scripture popped into my head. For some reason, we Christians think that only special people are called to prophesy. We tend to put them on a pedestal. But the Apostle Paul tells us that we should all pursue love and desire to prophesy. He … More Coffee and prophecy

Dear Colin Kaepernick: I was wrong, and I’m sorry. #GeorgeFloyd

I thought it was about the money. I am a white woman currently making minimum wage working in a box store for a living. You make more money in a year than I will see in my lifetime. I did not understand why you knelt for the National Anthem. How can you protest the country … More Dear Colin Kaepernick: I was wrong, and I’m sorry. #GeorgeFloyd

Looking and seeing

Hebrews 12 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the [a]author and [b]finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, … More Looking and seeing

DILIGENTLY #Gently

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.    Hebrews 11:6 God tells us many times to diligently seek Him. This brings to my mind pictures of a student, overwhelmed carrying a pile of books. Sweat trickles from their brow. … More DILIGENTLY #Gently