Category: Simply Soul Searching Blogs

From Now On…

(For today’s Five Minute Friday – January 8 – I am sharing a post I had recently written for the new year, as it is “timely”!) So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything… Continue Reading “From Now On…”

Gratitude and Grace

I hadn’t planned to write a Thanksgiving post, but a short while ago my daughter Jennie said some words that deeply resonated with me. I wonder if someone else may need to know them, too. So, here I am… Jennie is a psychologist; she… Continue Reading “Gratitude and Grace”

Getting “The Stink Blown Off”

In our younger years, my dad would sometimes say to my brother, sister, and me, “Go outside and get the stink blown off!” As I recall, this usually occurred when there was a sense of restlessness, contrariness, or laziness among us. My naïve young… Continue Reading “Getting “The Stink Blown Off””

Cairn #6: A Turning Point

(Reader friends, this is a duplicate post of one I tried to publish earlier, but hasn’t yet appeared on my blog site. My apologies if this is a repeat for you!) You cannot look in a new direction by looking harder in the same… Continue Reading “Cairn #6: A Turning Point”

Expanding Beyond our Templates

Shortly after we were divorced, my first husband and I had an insightful and gracious conversation as we sipped soft drinks at a small table in an outdoor café. At first, we felt awkward and stilted, but we gradually entered into an honest assessment… Continue Reading “Expanding Beyond our Templates”

You Are a Drop in the Bucket

My daily journal writing generally follows the same format. I record and review what happened the day before, and then reflect on any lessons or insights I have learned. I finish by asking God, “What would you have me know today?” While this routine… Continue Reading “You Are a Drop in the Bucket”

Revealing the Real

My granddaughter has a large word book that includes pictures of everyday items to match each word. There are colorful pages of animals, foods, vehicles, toys, and other categories. In recent weeks, she and I have enjoyed finding the real items to match the… Continue Reading “Revealing the Real”

A Prayer in the Fog

Habakkuk 2:20 (NIV) The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Holy and Infinite God, You are so much beyond my knowing! Each time I try to name or define you, I limit you to my… Continue Reading “A Prayer in the Fog”

Seasons of Preparation

How is it that these trees bless my daily walk with their radiant beauty against the bright blue sky, their branches uplifted to the heavens as if in praise to the One who made us all? Are they able to do so… … because… Continue Reading “Seasons of Preparation”

Walking as a Fixer Along the Broken Road

For a few weeks now, I have been trying to write a blog series, “An Encouraging Word” for these stressful and anxious days with COVID 19. Each time, I find myself with sort of a writer’s block. Oh, I am writing LOTS of words!… Continue Reading “Walking as a Fixer Along the Broken Road”