When Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

When Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

My mental health professional speaks in terms of a “reset” or “reboot.” In other words, “Let’s turn it off and in a bit, turn it back on and see what happens.”  That idea regarding my mental and emotional state elicits a chuckle. Alas, some part of me still has a...
Dogwood Blooms and the Tears of Jesus

Dogwood Blooms and the Tears of Jesus

I was hiking solo, plodding along the trail and occasionally, carefully, picking my way through the gnarly roots poised at a moment’s notice to grab a toe or entrap a heel and take me to the ground. It was quiet. No chatter with hiking friends nor playlist pulsing...
Limping Along on Faith

Limping Along on Faith

We pulled our little travel trailer from storage and headed out for a four-week road trip. After 10 months of no travel, we embarked on an approximately 3,000-mile road trip with planned stops throughout the southeast. Preparation required some seemingly minor...