Category: Mind

Suicide, My Friend?

Suicide, my friend, you’re calling me again. So began a poem I wrote at 15. The escape of abuse and what sounded like an ultimate revenge on my abusers, was often on my mind. I think subconsciously I knew those thoughts came from the…

Esther’s Choices in Captivity

Esther is in captivity, but she still has choices.   Though she was captured–bodily taken–yet her spirit apparently had not been overtaken. Along with many other young women, Esther is in custody of the keeper of the women.   Verse 9 says she won…

Walking through the Valley?

It all started with a Mayan proverb: When you face the sun, the shadows fall behind you.   It’s on a mug I bought on Pottery Highway in North Carolina.  The artist and I discussed how that truth is even more meaningful in light…

Agape Love for Myself

Natural love for myself, constantly uses the “I” word – especially in disagreements.  Natural love for myself says it is better to ask forgiveness than permission.  Natural love made Eve make “I want” her priority to the detriment of all present and future relationships….

ALL – An Impossible Challenge?

I’ve been pondering on that little word ALL since the last post.  It is a powerful to a covenant my husband and I made before we married. I’d been raised surrounded with negative and abusive words and thoughts and I wanted to be free…

Singleness of Vision

An interesting thing has been happening since I began my year with a “single resolution” to live expectantly, watching God work in me and in my life….   Many daily readings and devotionals seem focused on that one thing   Today’s verse is “Now,…

Why Many Christians Are Still Grieving After The Election

A recent blog encouraged believers to quit grieving, and quoted the Bible verse to give to Caesar (the government) what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God. That is exactly why I grieve.  That the people of America, including so many…

Is This All There Is?

Sometimes I let emotions control my feelings instead of facts and I feel down, down, down. The facts are the only thing that is eternal – God’s Word.  When I look anywhere else my nature feels hopeless because without the Word I look at…

I am a Writer!

Thanks, Jeff Goins for encouraging the claiming, announcing, and rejoicing that I am a Writer! No message today – it’s just a rejoicing day! Lamplight: A Golden Light Anthology Authors: Seth D. Clarke, Lynda Lee Schab, Larissa Hinton, Rebecca Grubb, J.R. Bingham, David Andrews,…

In Christ I AM #19 – Finding Hidden Wealth in My Name

Each Easter I am reminded of God’s personal love when people refer to the Via Dolorosa – the way of suffering. My name, Delores comes from this word and means many sorrows. In Spanish class the kids loved to translate my name from dolor…

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