Faith · Literature

Paradigms and Principles

Back in January. I decided that I wanted to focus this year on building better habits. Maybe you experienced this too, the whole world shut-down, pandemic situation has allowed me to develop some less than useful habits. Not habits that were necessarily bad or sinful, but habits that were not overly productive, especially if you're… Continue reading Paradigms and Principles


Thanks Giving

Tomorrow morning, I will load up the car and drive to Richmond with Jon. We will spend the next couple of days with my parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins celebrating Thanksgiving. I've been trying to remember what last Thanksgiving was like - how I felt and how I handled my circumstances. Honestly, I cannot recall… Continue reading Thanks Giving


Know Thyself

After discussing The Enneagram personality assessment with a student, I decided to give it a try for myself. I took BOTH the short and the extended version of the test, and the same result came up - Type Six, Wing 5. Of course, I had no idea what that meant (and you probably don't either,… Continue reading Know Thyself


My New Starting Point

I know that it has been a little while since I posted. I've started writing several times, but I haven't been able to organize my thoughts.  The semester is starting to feel long. I've been sick. I know change is coming, and I feel anxious about what will happen. The weather is getting colder. Night… Continue reading My New Starting Point

Faith · Life with Daisy

Visible Change

Here's my point - We are not always good at seeing ourselves accurately. Growth - change, good or bad - tends to happen so slowly that we don't really recognize it. We can easily get frustrated thinking we aren't making any progress. We can just as easily get complacent, thinking we are doing okay when we aren't.