FAITH

Offering Your Voice

Sometimes I feel I have nothing to offer. Not even as a mother. My voice feels small. Lost in all the noise. And I think, “Should I even speak?” “Is it a waste of breath?” “Of space?” I know it sounds dramatic, but I know some of you feel the same way, think the same […]

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Mondays and Feelings

Do you ever feel like Mondays can be schizophrenic? One Monday you knock things out and the next Monday you feel knocked out before Monday begins? Some Mondays you feel energized and other’s you feel dead on arrival. This Monday is a start. Another Monday feels like an end (even, if only to a great weekend). […]

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Stretch and Grow

I’m a huge advocate of personal growth. In fact, I’m a junkie when it comes to books, articles, podcasts, conferences and anything that helps me to stretch and grow. Anyone else? While I call studying personal growth, I’ve also learned that growing usually comes in the doing. The going. The trying. The risking. At least that […]

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I forget

I forget things all the time.  It didn’t used to be this way.  I used to be excellent at remembering.  Well, with the exception of . . . I forget things all the time. It didn’t used to be this way. I used to be excellent at remembering. Well, with the exception of . . […]

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On my mind

I hesitate on my post title, because I think, “does anyone really care?” Yes, I know people care.  People care too much. Not about what I am saying, but they care too much about what everyone is saying. I care too much about what you and them and they are saying. And the problem is that everyone is […]

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The Weights We Wear (On Worry)

Worry takes you nowhere. I’ve taken the long route to come to the place of accepting this truth that wise parents, and mentors, and friends, and teachers have told me and taught me over the years. I’d like to tell you that worry accomplishes nothing, but it actually does . . .

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Yes, Forgiveness is a Process

Yes, forgiveness is a process. I don’t feel the looseness of freedom, after I say “I forgive you.”  Maybe, I will after ten or twenty or seventy times seven. Things were heated the other day, and I was around to ingest the stress, like I didn’t want to do.  Like I said I wouldn’t.   But, I swallowed […]

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