Color Faded – #30Layers30Days

Seasons of solitude are usually for the purpose of purging and rejuvenation. Isolation can be uncomfortable because we take pleasure in being resolute and sturdy. Wearing our seeming ability to “handle it all” as a badge of honor, we often hold on tight to things that deny us of our essential need for rest and replenishing. It takes boldness to release the unnecessary. But we must because we cannot Become who we were meant to be, while staying the same. We have to choose to release and trust.

Secret Life – #30Layers30Days

I have only recently gained an appreciation for “Wilderness-like” seasons of isolation. Before I saw them as punishment, a “time out” of sorts for not meeting expectations, or for falling short.

However, I am learning that seasons of isolation are really seasons of “PROMOTION PREPARATION.” These are times

“Over Too Soon” #30Layers30Days + #BlogLikeCrazy

Had you caught me several years ago, I would have had no problem writing about some experience that I thought was “Over too Soon.” I likely would have written about the unexpected death of my mother, how the loss of her tangible presence had devastated me, and how I was certain that at just 49 years old, and fairly healthy, she was gone “Too Soon.” Or maybe I would have kept it light and discussed some pleasant vacation, event, or moment that I desperately did not want to come to an end. Those options would have worked perfectly then, but certainly not now.