Tag: life lessons

No Turning Back

My father turned 82 today. Two years ago we found out that he was in Stage 4 kidney failure, and he quickly progressed to end-stage, requiring dialysis to survive.  While the damage done to his body cannot be reversed, being hooked up to a machine to rid his body of the toxins has prolonged his…

Little White Gloves

Young girls carefully slip the perfectly white gloves onto their little hands, working to fit each finger inside the correct hole.  Almost instantly, it seems, they are whisked away to a land of make-believe. Transported to another time and place, they begin to speak in a polite accent, go through the motions of being “proper”,…

When Your Faith Needs a New Perspective

I don’t like the spotlight. I have always been a wallflower and would rather be in the background than center-stage.  Being a pastor’s wife doesn’t always accommodate my insecurities, so learning to accept being uncomfortable has been a journey that started long ago… I can still remember squirming in my seat as a young girl…