I don’t like to be blindsided. Loneliness is one of those emotions that can just land on me out of left field with no warning. Loneliness can strike when… I’m sitting in a room full of women, but next to no one. I’ve spent full and glorious days with family or friends, but eventually had to say goodbye. I’m caught… Read More
What to do when You Feel Left Out or Lonely
I am fifty-ahem and just figured something out in very recent years. For most of my life I mistakenly assumed that everyone else–yes, I mean EVERYONE else–always felt included, involved, engaged and invited…and I alone did not. It seemed to me that everyone else–yes, I mean EVERYONE else–had places to be, friends to gather with, conversations to finish, phone calls to… Read More
Longing for an Invitation?
“No one ever invites me to do anything.” I lay in bed last night and said those words to my husband. For probably the 127th time in our marriage. Bless his heart. He takes me seriously every time I pour out that lament, even though he surely knows it isn’t true. People do invite me to do things. I’m having… Read More
Alone? Walk with Me a Minute…
It’s early morning, just after my run. I sit on my back porch, drinking my coffee in solitude and thinking about the work I must do this day…most of it in my home office, with music piped in from the family room and dogs occasionally barking, but, otherwise, alone. God has had me in an “alone” season for some time… Read More