A Minor Delay- Day 12

I’m learning not to sweat the small stuff. I’m learning that this entire moving process, this whole uprooting my life, this starting over business is going to take some time to get used to. It’s going to be chaotic at times. There are going to be delays. And things are going to be all over…

The Coffee Butterfly Effect

Day 12 How did I end up here? Drastically searching for a towel…any towel, something to soak up the mess. Where do I start first? It’s all wet and with each passing second, brown stains are etching their way into a status of permanent damage. Damage to the carpet, walls…it’s everywhere. Stains on pictures, iPads,…

Memorial Days of Our Lives

Day 11 All weekend we have been celebrating Memorial Day….or the days leading up to the day. Family time, time off of work, BBQs, fishing and whatever else comes up. Moments of silence. There really isn’t a good way to remember or actually memorialize the sacrifice that has been paid for us. Or is there?…

Southern Hospitality – Day 11

I’m thankful for the southern hospitality that I’ve received since I’ve been here. I was invited to a family BBQ today in Millington, Tennessee. I was welcomed with open arms. The food was amazing, of course! (I tend to talk a lot about food I’m noticing.) I got to sit outside in the back and…

Making Space

Day 10 Story goes, Jesus was preaching in Capernaum as His ministry was getting started. Outside, laid a man on a mat, paralyzed, who couldn’t get in to Jesus because of the crowd surrounding Jesus inside. The crowd kept the man that needed to be healed from getting to Jesus. There was no space for…

Binge Watching TV

Day 8 Why is it that we, as humans, get so caught up in stories? And now, thanks to Netflix, the ability to binge watch. One could speculate the likely end of cultured society. Why should we feel bad for filling ourselves on fantasy of story? For focusing on the story that touches places we…

New City. New Light. – Day 8

As I sit and write from my new room, in my new apartment, in my new city… I’m grateful. I’m grateful because God chose me, for such a time as this. He saw fit to allow me to make a difference, to set a standard, to be a light. And if I am called to…

The Quilt Project

Day 7 and Day 9 When I was around 10 years old, my mom, an English as a second language teacher, headed up a Holocaust Quilt Project. Looking back, my perspective and my mom’s perspective of the project, at the time were very different. I remember glimpses of what was going on. The parts I…

3 Hours Behind Schedule…. or am I? – Day 7

My goal for today was to be in bed by 6:00 p.m. That didn’t happen. I have to get up in just a few hours to head to Memphis (an 8-hour drive) to start my new life! My prayer is that God’s grace is sufficient and He gives me the rest that I’ll need to…

Exhausted. Sad. Weird. – Day 6

The feeling I didn’t want to have at the end of today Is the feeling that I’m currently feeling anyway It was the last time I’d see my family for a while So all I really wanted to do was enjoy the day and smile I wanted to take my time, relax and soak up…