Loving Sister Suffering

Yesterday evening, I was musing on how I had come to love and seek out Solitude and Silence when once I would have run from them. The reason that I have come to love them is because I have found that they help me so much in coming to really know and love God and myself. As I was reflecting on this yesterday, a third “S” appeared in my mind – their sister, Suffering. This is a sister I have yet to []

5 Principle Foundations of a Happy Marriage (in progress!)

From the time I was very young, I have been told that it is very important to keep Christ in the center of my relationships. But the thing was, nobody ever really taught me how to do that. I have heard many times over statements like, “Make sure God is in the center of your relationship,” or “You must pray together!” or “Make sure you grow towards Christ together.” Hmmm… oh-kaaaay…. but how…? Luckily for me, I have always thrived in situations where there is []

A new rest in restlessness

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” – St. Augustine of Hippo I am often restless. It used to be that I was restless without being aware that I was restless. I was too busy trying to distract myself with activity, entertainment, or company to know that I was restless. My restlessness stemmed from a fear of being alone for I was greatly afraid of what I might find out in []

Hands Wide Open

Letting go – not because there is no choice (as I was wont to do in the past) but because it gives me joy and freedom to bless others with the same freedom with which I am loved. That is the freedom that God gives me every day… The freedom to make mistakes, to repent, to start again, to fall again, to grow wise…. The freedom to love, really love him – not because he’s God, but because in my daily falling and rising []