Tag: Fear

Called

We have reached the phase in life where our oldest son has started looking at colleges. He is spending a lot of time contemplating what he wants to do with his life. He has lots of great ideas and interests.

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Why God?

Life gives us challenges, difficulties, even traumas that rock our being to the core. They leave us asking why God? Why is this happening? Why me? I have had these moments at many times throughout my life. Even a quick

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Failure

Our family decided it was time (and they were cheap enough) to join the latest water craze, paddle boarding. On TV they make it looks so easy, peaceful and relaxing. I couldn’t wait to try it. My husband went first.

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Life and Death

Action-adventure movies and TV with lots of heroics are a favorite in our house. Life and Death moments that always work out perfectly is how I want life to work itself out. Many, many years ago, I had my own heroic

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Build a Bridge

It’s time for all of us to start to build bridges. Building a bridge is difficult and requires attention to a lot of details. There is no room for error. It needs lots of hands doing their part. This shot

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Jump

Zip-lining was exhilarating, but not scary. I knew to trust the harness as I stepped off platforms 50 feet in the air and zipped up to 50 mph across 800 feet of cable. I was expecting to be a little

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“I Can’t” Has New Meaning

“I can’t do this.  This is as far as I can go,” were the words out of my son’s mouth. He couldn’t reach with his hands or find a new spot for his foot to inch his way higher. He was

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Forgiveness Journey

You know their name. You can see their face. The pain, humiliation and disgrace rush back into your memory. You have heard over and over you need to forgive them. On one level  you want to, but you can’t. You

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Hard Road

I always choose the easiest route possible to my destination. If I can get their faster by traveling a longer distance, I will choose the faster road. I don’t want things to be hard. I don’t want to take the

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Striving

The phone call came. I had just finished feeding our newborn son. My brother tells me, “Dad’s dead. You need to come.” I was certain I had mis-heard him. Dad was fine yesterday. He had been to my house three

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