Why We Put Pressure On Ourselves

In a world measured by statistics, how can I not judge my own worth and efforts in the same way? This week I’ve been learning more about how to market my writing. Marketing has always been a problem for me, because: It’s hard; I get frustrated that it’s not happening quickly; I get frustrated thatContinue reading “Why We Put Pressure On Ourselves”

NO MINISTRY, NO CAREER, NO MAN. GREAT PLAN? PART III

A miracle happened today. After finally starting my new part-time job in retail (in addition to my existing part-time gig at the boarding school) I got a phone call about another job. Another big decision. (That’s not the miracle. Wait for it.) My last big job decision led to the contentment crisis I wrote about in PartContinue reading “NO MINISTRY, NO CAREER, NO MAN. GREAT PLAN? PART III”

NO MINISTRY, NO CAREER, NO MAN. GREAT PLAN? PART II

    “Thank-you for where I am, because it’s where You want me to be, God. And that’s more important than my own plan.” This is my new motto for contentment. Even before last Tuesday happened, I’d been thinking about contentment. Whenever I had a less-than-awesome day I worried that I wasn’t living life theContinue reading “NO MINISTRY, NO CAREER, NO MAN. GREAT PLAN? PART II”

I Have Been Missing Out

Do you wait for joy and peace to hit you in the head? I did. And I wish I hadn’t wasted years doing so. I used to wait around for those feelings to magically appear, slogging through life until they did. When they came, I was happy. When they left, I fretted and stewed untilContinue reading “I Have Been Missing Out”

The Dance Floor

The dance floor in my heart helps stop the wrestling match in my head. Huh? She’s been cooped up in her office for too long. No, I’m not crazy. Let me explain. For me, it is a constant effort to keep God at #1. There is a wrestling match going on in my head atContinue reading “The Dance Floor”