Enough Is Enough

A couple of years ago, I was prompted to write a poem. You need to know poetry is not really in my wheelhouse but God called and I followed. What I wrote was in response to words I had heard from someone who was struggling with identity, with circumstances, with life. Being enough seemed out of reach. I know from my own experience it’s easy to go down the road of adding other words to myself like rejected, hopeless, broken, and unlovable. Thank God for His grace and mercy. God rescues us by pulling us from the slimy pit we find ourselves in.

Sometimes You Just Want to Be Carried

Our lives are filled with many responsibilities, one of which is being there when others need help. The whole loving your neighbor is wrapped up in this idea. Galatians 6:2 tells us to “carry one another’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfil the law of Christ.” But what happens when the path seems too long or there are events you did not anticipate that leave you wondering if you can make it?

First Impressions

“You can’t judge a book by its cover, but it does tell me whether I want to engage it or not,” my sister stated on Facebook the other day. I have no idea what she was referring to, but I have an idea it wasn’t a book. It made me chuckle. I had just had…

How’s Your Spiritual Life Going?

  Argh! Once again, I was ripping out all the stitches on my sweater project. My work was all wrong according to the gauge, and when that happens— well let’s just say—things don’t turn out like they are supposed to. In my case, if I kept going, I would end up with something that wouldn’t…

Adventuring On

January brought some exciting adventures to the Schell household. We have journeyed to places we have never been, doing things we have never done. It has been a wonderful experience. Our year started off with the purchase of a second home in Oklahoma. It was one of those things we knew was right even when…

Things You Learn While Wandering

“Not all who wander are lost.” Gandalf It’s amazing what you can learn while traveling down the road. Yes, you will view beautiful scenery and meet interesting people, but one thing I love the most is when my husband discloses something I did not know before. It seems that discovering new places and people have…

Constant Companions

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger kept ringing in my ears as I climbed up the trail on the side of the mountain. My lungs were screaming for air and I was wishing there was some sort of rescue plan for the desperately out-of-shape, middle-aged woman who had “thought of herself more highly than she ought.”