How Did an Evil King Help Dissapate This Girl’s Cancer Fears?

 

 “I am pleased to tell you about the miracles and wonders the Most High God has done for me. “

Daniel 4:2

January has always been a difficult month. Post-holiday blues, wintry weather, financial recovery from the gift-giving season, and no planned time off for anyone in my family make it almost unbearable. Oftentimes, I just want to curl up under a blanket and hibernate until February arrives. 

One particular year, there was something else –a diagnosis of thyroid cancer in the month of January – that also had me preoccupied. However, when January was over, my feelings of doom and gloom were not. In fact, they were just beginning.  Continue reading “How Did an Evil King Help Dissapate This Girl’s Cancer Fears?”

How to Abandon Everything Except Joy This Year

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

I love the Christmas season. I love the songs, the sights, and the smells of that time of year.

Oh, yes I do realize it’s February.

I just have to pause though and mention that I love, love, love the Christmas season (even in a pandemic) and I’m always sad each January because it’s over.

I can attribute the season to one word: JOY. And while I may no longer be singing about joy, or bells for that matter, I did spend a good part of the holiday season cultivating a list I knew I would need later. This list, to be exact, gives me all the feels on how to cultivate Christmas-like joy for the rest of the year. Continue reading “How to Abandon Everything Except Joy This Year”

Equal Sight & Value

Every year during the month of January, schools everywhere shift their social studies and history lessons to include that of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Before COVID, there were special school-wide assemblies and songs and even speech contests for children to proclaim the famous words, “Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, I’m free at last!”

Because we all know that Rev. King was a minister and Bible scholar, it should be no surprise to us that a lot of his thoughts and actions are based on Biblical principles. From non-violence to pursuing peace to seeking knowledge and wisdom, it’s safe to say that this man knew Scripture.

And he knew it well. Continue reading “Equal Sight & Value”

Right Now I’m In-Between Places

Right now, I’m in-between places.

Wait. I’m always in-between places.

In my childhood, my in-between places happened from one birthday until the next.
 
As a teenager, it was between the time I got my driver’s permit until I got my license.
 
When I graduated from high school, it was between graduation night and the day I left for college.
 
As a young adult, it was between the job I took that I hated at age 22 because the world said I needed a job and the job I found at age 24 that lead to a meaningful career in higher education.
 
As a mom, it’s been the day I discovered I was pregnant until the day I got to meet each one of my little bundles of joy.
 
Right now, my in-between places look like the week between Christmas and the New Year.
 
It’s from the moment my eldest graduated from high school three ago until the youngest graduates this spring.
 
It’s from the ending of my marriage and the date stamped on the divorce decree until I marry again.
 
It’s from March of 2020 until whenever COVID is no longer a thing. 
Continue reading “Right Now I’m In-Between Places”