My heart ached at the thought of it. God couldn’t possibly be calling us to leave our church of 17 years. All our friends were there. We did a lot of life together - Bible studies, mission trips, Sunday School. We held each other up during seasons of devastating loss...read more
Doc helped me to clean the kitchen before we jumped in the car to get a few items from the drugstore. Walking out of the door, I grabbed the bag of overstuffed garbage, hung it on the side mirror of my car, as we usually do, and drove down the long driveway to our...read more
I do not believe in coincidence. Jeremiah 1:5 instructs us that before we were formed in the womb, He knew us. That means that nothing can be hidden from Him; it is only when our eyes have opened, only when our souls are ready to receive…that is when it is time. It’s...read more
Empathy. It’s "the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” We’ve all known it at one time or another—a friend who comes alongside and offers support, love, comfort, and understanding. But not just anyone can offer this gift of gifts. Most often it...read more
A note from Diane Bailey You are in for a rare treat today. I asked my good friend, Robin Dance, to share a post with the ladies here at The Consilium. Robin is an excellent writer who shares from her heart and soul. She is funny and isn't afraid to write about the...read more
The cinder track was bold red with freshly painted lines of white and numbers to mark out each lane. The spring-like day with blue sky was a welcome relief from cold and rainy days that had preceded my first track meet. Jogging in place my new running shoes made a...read more
When I graduated from college, I saw endless possibilities stretched out before me. I believed the best was yet to come. I began my career as a teacher and couldn't imagine the day when I would be retired. Flash forward thirty or so years and now I imagine my life...read more
An Open Letter from One Estranged Mother to Her Daughter (Or Any Daughter Who Wonders if She’s Loved)
Dear Daughter, maybe we’re still unwrapping who we are, even if the whole package deal has become different than we once dreamed. So where do we go from here?read more
“Now, class, I’m going to give you an assignment,” the teacher said. “I want you to write a theme called ‘What I Want for Christmas.’” This pronouncement was followed by the agonized, collective groan of the entire classroom of children, except for one … Ralphie. He...read more
Forty years ago, we said, “I do.” Some people took bets we wouldn’t make it a year, but we never doubted. Not because of us. Because of God. In July, a #love your spouse challenge on Facebook and Instagram invited people to post a picture of their spouse every day for...read more
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