Category Archives: calm in chaos

WAIT Lifting?

When you’re at the gym, in focused mode – having a good workout and someone beside you drops their machine weights, does your whole body jump in reflexive reaction? Especially when your back is to them?  Maybe it’s just me, at 6:00 am, but my hair on my arms stand on end! One time “bang”! Second time “bang”! I gotta look then. …

Reflecting on the Arrival and Departure of Florence

Last Thursday, September 11th, I clipped on my chaplain name tag and drove up to Raleigh to visit a company in the Bank of America building. I always enjoy visiting, and also appreciate the beautiful view of Raleigh through the floor-to-ceiling windows from the 9th floor.   After making my rounds, catching up with my friends, and discussing Florence’s …

Trouble Multi-Tasking?

Do you have trouble multi-tasking? Research suggests very few of us are good at juggling two tasks at once. The word multi-tasking was honed in 1965 when IBM created the computer. But women have been doing it for years, cooking dinner while we chat on the phone and solve the world’s problems. Or while we’re read a book to our preschool children, …

Down by the Water…

What a wonderful time we ladies had on the sound by sea with pastors’ wives who needed to escape the demands of life and retreat! These ladies serve a unique role as they faithfully support their spouses in ministry to their church bodies. They serve behind the scenes in prayer for their congregations, always with an available listening ear, helping …

Lessons from the Donkey :)

Our family travels in the car 7- 8 hours each way to Ohio and back every Christmas. While the kids sleep or listen to music with buds in their ears, the ride gives me time to ponder, to think through God’s faithfulness over the past year, and look with anticipation in the year ahead. In the Christmas story in Luke 2, Mary had a long trek to Bethlehem …

The BIGGER Picture

Thanksgiving is a great time to pause and remember all the many ways we have been blessed! A day when we gather around a table with family and friends to share a meal and spend time catching up before the rush of Christmas begins I wonder how many families will talk about the political happenings over the last month. The response of hatred and violence …
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