Nowhere to Turn

In this legendary story we’ll discuss today, the landscape of this group’s entire existence and identity is about to be significantly altered.  They’ve been slaves, and it is time to be free. Their owner finally releases them, and they go.  They step out…a whole nation of people to leave captivity and follow a leader named…

Every corner of my life

In this space, we’ve been chatting about this thing called fear. As we learn to fight this fear we begin to ask where it comes from, what it looks like, and wonder why it doesn’t fight fair. When it comes down to it, we really just want to know what we’re supposed to do about…

Maybe. Just Maybe.

We have an enemy. He will twist anything and everything if that means he can take from us, leave us desperate, and ultimately destroy us. He’s been studying us humans for thousands of years, and by now he understands us better than we understand ourselves.  He wants our life so full of confusion, regretful decisions,…

Where did it come from?

They grasped for control. They did what they wanted. It seemed good in the moment. They took a bite, realized they were naked, and they felt shame. Suddenly, they wanted to cover up. They ran to hide. They were afraid. We’re out of control. We don’t know what we want. We don’t even know what…

The Choice is Mine

He knocks at my door. Piercing eyes meet mine.  With a quick grin he greets me and reminds me what I deserve, what I’ve worked so hard for.  He knows what I really meant and how I’ve been misunderstood.  He shows me what I’m entitled to, and reminds me that I don’t have it.  I…

Another Funeral

2 years ago, I would have had a list of things I thought I should tell you to do that matter. I don’t have that list anymore. I don’t think that’s how it works.

Lively Hope

Hope is a word I probably use 100 times a day. Lately, I’ve been asking myself what hope really is, and what that truth means to me? Especially in these recent uncertain times. You and I often use “HOPE” to express something we wish will happen, but in the pit of our stomach, we really…

What am I thinking?

If you leave me alone with the “What if?” question, I can literally set up the absolute worst case scenario for the entire rest of my life in about 5 minutes. As you may already know, over a year ago, I got a scary chronic diagnosis. (https://goletgo.org/2019/10/10/crushed/) People from every corner of my life came…

Celebrate Today

Not today. Too busy. Leave Mommy alone. Maybe tomorrow. Bills stacking. Laundry spilling. Messages waiting. People pleasing. Minutes ticking. But what if tomorrow brings? Unexpected news. Devastating loss. Startling diagnosis. Missed opportunity. Not today…again. Too many tomorrows. Grasping for yesterday. Stop. Celebrate today.  *** This post is a lot different than my usual story telling…

It is Well

Everything else blurred as the 5 of us stared at each other in the living room.   All I remember are the eyes.  My husband’s grieving eyes.  Agonizing over the reality of sharing the devastating news of my diagnosis with the ones he lives to protect.  Wide 3-year-old eyes searching mine.  Begging to see that…