Palm Tree Envy

I still have palm tree envy.  A few years ago, while on vacation after a rough season of life, I gazed often at the palm trees.  I love how they sway in the gentle breezes and also the storms of life.  They also grow whichever way is necessary to reach out for the source of …

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It is well…

We all know people that seem to have it all and still aren’t satisfied. They keep searching for the next best thing, job, vacation or person to give them a deep contentment, a peace they don’t currently have.  While they may have everything according to worldly standards, they lack what eludes them-soul wellness. Wellness is …

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The Thank You Note

Tears welling up in my eyes, I slowly opened the card.  Reading the carefully handwritten words of love and gratitude, the tears overflowed, streaming down my face.  I had discovered the card sorting through my mom’s things after her funeral.  Among them this thank you note, written in my hand, sent to her and Dad …

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Take A Breath

Take a deep breath.  Really–close your eyes and take a very deep breath. I’ll wait… How was it?  Did you think about how your body felt, your worries or your to do list in that breath? Or did you experience a mini-moment sensing the depth and power of your lungs filling with life giving oxygen?  …

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How Are You-Really?

What I am“Hi!  How are you?” We ask this repeatedly-but how often do we receive (or want) an honest answer?  Usually, the reply is “fine”, “great” or “ok” when many of us really want to say “exhausted”, “worried”, or “wondering what’s next”. I understand that even though I may be feeling much of the above, I know I am well.

What I am and what I’m feeling are two different things.  I am well because I am well in my soul.  The rest are feelings.  Currently, I am feeling tired from a long weekend and a bit overwhelmed with all I have going on; but my life is blessed and I am well.

Attempting to see the big picture of life, I’ve concluded that big picture is not all my responsibility.  My future is secure in the saving grace of Jesus.  The rest is managing the “stuff” of this world and my feelings and reactions to said stuff.

This is part of what I’d like to explore in our Fall 12 week Wellness Journey.

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