War Paint

Where should I go?
What should I do?
The door is wide open.
I fear walking through.
I’ll sit in the shadows
With lights turned down low;
The door is wide open.
I’m too scared to go.
There are sparkling places
That I need to see,
Wandering rivers who sing,
Tallest oaks with stories to tell.
I shouldn’t be scared of a thing.
I’ll put on my war-paint
With trembling hands.
I’ll strap on the backpack of faith.
I’ll light up my torch
With courage and hope.
I’ve gotta get out of this place.

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My husband is not my soul mate.

As a single gal, I can honestly say I LOVE this post:

The Art in Life

It might seem odd that on this, our one-year anniversary, I am beginning a post with the declaration that my husband is not my soul mate. But he isn’t.WegmannWedding161

I wouldn’t want to imagine life without James. I enjoy being with him more than anyone else in this world. I love him more than I ever thought you could love someone, and I miss him whenever I am not with him. I wouldn’t want to married to anyone else other than James, which is good, because I plan on being married to him forever, and he has to let me die first.

But I reject the entire premise of soul mates.

WegmannWedding294Do you remember those awesome Evangelical 90’s/ early 2000’s where Jesus was kind of like our boyfriend and we all kissed dating good-bye because we just knew that God was going to bring us THE ONE and then life…

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The Emmaus House

Why I’m loving the Dimwit Diary:

The Dimwit Diary

Man, you dimwits.  I don’t know what’s happening.  I can’t sleep.  It’s 1:47 AM.  It’s raining.  Heavy thunderstorms and crashing lightening.  I have the windows opened.  There’s a nice breeze and it’s rather peaceful.  I like thunderstorms.  There’s probably some sort of metaphor in there to sum up my life.  Heavy thunderstorms and crashing lightening bring me peace.

Listen, I joke around a lot.  This is a humor blog primarily but sometimes you have to know when to put jokes aside.  This is one of those times.

I just wrote to some missionary friends of mine that are living in Haiti.  Sent them a message on Facebook at 12:48 AM.  The one gal responded immediately at exactly 1:00 AM.  What in the world is she doing up at 1:00 AM?  What possible reasons could there be for her to still be awake?  Probably for the same reasons as me.  She…

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Have a Good Cry, You’ve Earned It.

I’m a girl. But I don’t typically like to indulge in girly things. However, like a lot of other girls (and probably some men) I enjoy the catharsis of a good cry. Even if nothing is wrong. Sometimes all the little things get smushed up into a nasty emotional tangle and a good cry, unrelated to anything else, can be kind of awesome. It isn’t easy to just force myself to cry. It doesn’t really work that well and I always feel pretty silly about it. But….if I watch or read something worthy of a good cry, I feel entirely justified.  Look at is as emotional purging.  I know this is extremely silly, but I know a lot of people who do this. Here is my cache of tear inducing videos. Just trust me…

I have to say I love this one in particular, because it makes me think I can sing a really awesome power ballad. I can’t. But I can do a power lip-synch that would blow your socks off.

Lovely:

Christian the Lion – need I say more?

And really, what cold-hearted monster could watch Susan Boyle’s audition and not get teary?

Merry Christmas WordPress!  So go ahead, find yourself a private place and have a good cry. You’ve earned it 🙂