Learning to Trust my Heart

I don’t much trust my heart these days. And I really, really want to! I have a heart condition called atrial fibrillation. It stinks. What happens is, for no discernible reason, my heart rate will jump from 60 to 160. While I’m sitting still. Or standing. Or even sleeping. It’s exhausting. And incredibly uncomfortable. IContinue reading “Learning to Trust my Heart”

My Annual Suffering Inoculation

The summer after I turned 30 I was stung by a couple of yellow jackets. And ended up in the emergency room with full-blown anaphylaxis. After seven years of allergy shots my doctor decreed that my resistance was, “as good as it gets.” Turns out they don’t give you a card that says, “CURED.” So,Continue reading “My Annual Suffering Inoculation”

How to Celebrate the Lenten Season

Okay, so not many folks think of Lent, which starts this Wednesday, as a┬ácelebration. This is, after all, a serious time when we’re meant to reflect, repent, and ponder Christ’s sacrifice for us. But I love Lent and, for me, it’s a somber celebration. I relish the notion of having a time set aside toContinue reading “How to Celebrate the Lenten Season”

Praying with Jane (Austen)

How could I resist? I was offered an opportunity to be part of the launch team for Rachel Dodge‘s new devotional Praying with Jane: 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen.┬áSign me up! I’ve read and reread all of Austen’s novels and while I was vaguely aware that her father was a clergyman itContinue reading “Praying with Jane (Austen)”