Stop the Labels

I took one of those ridiculous Facebook quizzes the other day (I reluctantly admit to being a junkie) about whether you are a right-brained or left-brained person. I was confident in how it would turn out. Clearly I am right-brained. You know, creative, intuitive, whimsical. Imagine my utmost surprise when the results turned out… 50%…

Weathering the storms

Today Raleigh has the highest threat of storms that one of our meteorologists has ever seen in our area. We expect to see severe thunderstorms and potential tornadoes. How fitting. On Sunday our Reverend spent time teaching us a method to use when practicing surrender. He likened the jumbled, frantic voice in our head to…

Surrender in the midst of responsibility

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been practicing surrendering. Not an easy feat with an ego as strong as mine. At almost every step I am met with, “nope. Not going to do that.” “Nope. We are going to do it my way.” “Nope. Don’t you realize how irresponsible that is?” “Nope.…

In Betweener

I am not a very good in betweener. (Clearly not a word seeing as how it was changed on me 3 times – damn autocorrect, I KNOW what I wanted to say…) I guess I don’t know many people who are. You know; that stage between what is comfortably known and the utter chaos of…

Forgiveness Again

I feel like I could write a bazillion posts on forgiveness. It’s an elusive enigma for me. Every time I see it nudging it’s way back in to my life I just think, “oh great, here we go again.” Anyone else with me? I think that I have learned. I think that I have forgiven.…

Showing Up

“How do you wish to show up in this world?” This question was posed to me amidst the fervor of attempting to accept ‘dark’ aspects of myself that I was having difficulty with. I moved past the question quickly not giving it much thought until this morning. Now, it’s all I can think about.  We…