Dear New Year

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Dear New Year,

I know some people call you Happy, but I think that is rather presumptuous. Not that I am against you being happy, I actually think that is not a bad start. But the fact is, it seems to set the stage for some unrealistic expectations, at least from where I’m standing. I wonder if you introduced yourself to me, what you’d prefer to be called? Are you forthcoming in this way? I mean, will you come out and call a spade a spade. How exactly does one address a New Year?

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Because…Sometimes Rest is the Best Choice

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Because, my eyes can barely stay open, after two and a half hours of sleep in the past three days.

I think I’m hitting the wall, but there’s just one more thing I can squeeze in.

Because 5 minutes of writing seems like a good thing to do, despite my heavy lids.

But, I confess it has been worth it.

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On Finishing Well (or just trusting God)

 

I’ve always longed for a Happy Ending.

Not a Happy Meal, but you know, that end that all little girls dream about in their deepest places. The places that get pressed down, shushed and forgotten.

I’ve settled most of my life for glorious beginnings. And I’ve had quite a few.

The fact is, it’s the finishing well, these days, I long for. Am longing for but suspecting I am incapable of…ultimately.

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Almost 50

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Where do I belong?

Right now…

I ask myself and like a misplaced puzzle piece

I’m missing.

Closer to 50 now

than ever before

and I ponder meaning differently

than ever before.

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Marriage: A Holy Mess (5MF)

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Marriage isn’t perfect, because people aren’t perfect. So I ask myself why would I expect  perfection when there might be more right here in the messy reality. I think there was a time, ya know, BM…Before Marriage (not Bowel Movement) when I thought  there were certain things that guarenteed security, in marriage and life. And friends, I say this to myself and you, even if you think you know it already because we need to remind ourselves… there are no guarentees in life. We are not promised that we will live a pain free, perfect life. We follow one who walked through agony to secure our future and He does not promise that all our childhood dreams will be fulfilled, because He has His own King Sized Vision for us. He sees beyond our current “mess”. He sees us in His holiness, robed in fine linen of white. He sees beyond our mess into the beauty of  Holiness…His glory!

To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27

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