Category Archives: Daybook

A Start

Jon and I spent last night searching our hearts together. We spoke of the results of this year’s election, and what it might mean to those around us. Jon shared a story about a friend at work who’d made a … Continue reading

Posted in Daybook, Love, PERSONAL, Politics | Leave a comment

From the back of the horse

. There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse. ~John Lubbock Thoughts run frantically through my mind, carried by a whirlwind of emotion.  Irritation and anger, sadness and worry, hope and … Continue reading

Posted in Daybook, Fear | Leave a comment

Pain, the path to freedom

“I don’t know how to recover this time. For the first time, everything in me just wants to barricade my heart and say ‘no more. Never again.’ It’s too much. It’s too raw and too honest, too much has passed … Continue reading

Posted in Daybook, Forgiveness, Friendship, Healing, Inspirational, Love, PERSONAL, Victory Journal | 7 Comments

The Letter

During the weeks leading up to the fall feast days this year, I was anxious, irritable and dreading the celebrations. Jon sensed how upset I was and tried to do all he could to help but the fact remained that, … Continue reading

Posted in Daybook, Femininity and Womanhood, Marriage, PERSONAL, Victory Journal | 3 Comments

The greatest lesson

A package arrives from my grandfather, full of beautiful pencil sketches, ink drawings and poetry. I pour over each one, amazed and inspired. One in particular holds my attention. An ink sketch of a bear wrapped in chains. It’s one … Continue reading

Posted in Family History, PERSONAL | 1 Comment

A woman’s path to freedom

In a recent interview I heard Glennon Doyle Melton say that there are two important steps to true freedom as a woman. The first: Do it without asking permission. I recently went through a series of painful events that helped … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Criticism, Daybook, Fear, Femininity and Womanhood, Inspirational, PERSONAL, Victory Journal | 3 Comments

Revolution

I’ve mentioned before that I struggle with social anxiety (all kinds of anxiety, really!)  In counseling, I’ve been learning that this anxiety leads me to try to figure out ways to control and manipulate the world around me in order … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Contentment, Criticism, Daybook, Fear, Inspirational, Perfectionism, PERSONAL, Victory Journal | 6 Comments