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Journal Writing to a Resolve

This morning I awakened at a time much later than usual. It caused quite a bit of distress and worry about my health. I’m not much of a late sleeper.  In fact, I pride myself on waking up early and being productive. However, since leaving my retirement I’ve enjoyed the luxury of sleeping in. Now that I aspire to write and becoming an author, I see the need to arise…

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Christianity Ministry

My True Passion

My apologies for being away from the blog during the past month.  I recently moved into a new home and the time needed to have each home improvement project completed took longer than anticipated.  Thankfully, the major work is done, and I can now move on with my life.  Smaller projects await and in due time they will be completed.  Hopefully, without deterring me from writing any longer.  In returning…

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Faith

Day 31 of #100daysoflesshustle

Have you ever been in an environment where you felt that you weren’t good enough?  Maybe you didn’t have the academic credentials or weren’t part of a sorority or fraternity.  Maybe you are part of a writing group and everyone is published except you and a few others.  Whatever the circumstance there are times when we feel that we don’t quite measure up. For years I worked at a job…

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Faith

Day 29 of #100daysoflesshustle

There are times when we remain in our comfort zones because of fear.  A dread of not being good enough or fearing failure.  Oddly enough there are some who fear succeeding in life.  The thought of being ostracized by those close to them and accused of being “too good for us now.” I often wonder how successful people handle their inner circle once they’ve obtained a certain level of success. …

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Faith

Day 25 of #100daysoflesshustle

Today’s reading of Proverbs 16 reminded me of my propensity to create lists.  I do this for every aspect of my life and quite frequently without thinking.  It’s become that much of a habit.  What began as a means of creating structure for each day has evolved into something I had not anticipated. After being blessed with the ability to leave (not fully retired) from my job after nearly three…

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Faith

Day 17 of #100daysoflesshustle

Walking by faith is often a challenge.  When God impressed it upon my heart that it was “time to leave” the neighborhood I where I currently am my first thought was whether I could afford a house in a different area or not. I’m sure that I am not the only woman (or man) who in the words of my mother has “champagne taste and Kool-Aid money.”  I’d always aspired…

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Faith

Day 11 #100daysoflesshustle

Breathe… This is what I must constantly tell myself whenever I become anxious.  After overcoming years of Job-like trials I’ve found myself consistently in a heightened state of awareness.  Constantly looking over my shoulder expecting a problem to surface.  Thankfully nothing has, however, I feel completely justified over the smallest of occurrences. Breathe… “1,2,3,4,5.”  It’s become a routine of sorts.  Air expanding in and out of my lungs reminding me…

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Faith

God’s Love #100daysoflesshustle

“Oh, how I love your word my God and my King.”  These were the words I exclaimed in writing and to the Lord during my quiet time.  Knowing that the God of the universe loves me as he does causes me to be overcome with emotion.  Not only does he know my name, but he knows just where I am in life.  He loves me enough to give direction and…

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