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Excuse me, is that seat taken?

Excuse me, is that seat taken?

How many times have you heard this question:  “Excuse me, is that seat taken?”  If you are in a public place, be it church, a ball game, the theater, then you’ve been asked this before.  Today I am dying for YOU to ask ME that question.  Indulge me a...
Repurposing Hurt and Pain in Our Lives

Repurposing Hurt and Pain in Our Lives

Life comes complete with things that weigh us down and get in the way.  Lately for me, those things come in the form of stones.  And I have decided to repurpose those stones of hurt and pain that appear out of nowhere and are an obstacle or nuisance.  Doesn’t...
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Your Wrath

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Your Wrath

I first heard these words in church as a young girl:  “Don’t let the sun go down on your wrath.” Ominous and evil to my young mind, “wrath” seemed pretty violent to me.  So I paid it no heed and the sun rose and set and rose again to set...
The Cone of Shame

The Cone of Shame

We have all been there at one time or another.  Tied around our necks like my dog’s cone of shame after a veterinarian procedure, we couldn’t get free from it. The cone was supposed to keep him from reinjuring his wound, but his sad, old face made me hurt for him.  As...