Comments Worth Reading and Receiving

Comments Worth Reading and Receiving

Pastoral listening requires unhurried leisure, even if it’s only for five minutes. Leisure is a quality of spirit, not a quantity of time. Only in that ambiance of leisure do persons know they are listened to with absolute seriousness, treated with dignity and...
A Few Reminders We All Need

A Few Reminders We All Need

We all need healthy reminders. Of truth, of hope, of peace, of assurance, we all need those reminders. At least I do. Here are a few for me, for you, for us. Read them. Slowly. Think about what they mean. Think about what they are saying to you today. I lie down and...
Wipe Out Encephalitis

Wipe Out Encephalitis

It’s no secret that encephalitis, a brain injury, has dramatically changed my life, especially in the past year as I’ve undergone new brain-related issues. The nonprofit that I work with, Encephalitis411.org, has a 3-pronged mission of research, advocacy, and...
Loretta Eidson – A Time For Everything

Loretta Eidson – A Time For Everything

I’m excited to announce that after eleven years of writing, my inspirational romantic suspense debut novel, Pursued in the Wilderness, published by Love Inspired Suspense in the Mountain Rescue Collection releases on September 27, 2022. I can hardly wait for you to...
Let Us Pray

Let Us Pray

From Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces.  There are times when prayer is all we are doing.  There are times when we are praying no matter what else we are doing.  The times when prayer is all we are doing is when we choose...
Suggestions for a New School Year

Suggestions for a New School Year

Another school year has started. The classes, the conversations, the questions. The books, the assignments, the uncertainty. I often think back and wonder what I should’ve done better during my college years. I daily spend time with students helping them make wise...
Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do

From the book Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces. Remember why you do what you do. We need to remember the why before investing too much time on the what. Remove your title and just be you. Even if others need to use your title when...
In a Crowd of People

In a Crowd of People

Here we are. After the ride, we arrived in Jacksonville. Near the water. With the crowd. Gathering with similar minds with a variety of stories, of hurts, of hopes. Schedules set. Ready for the meals, the talks, the walks, the prayers. Here we are. Listening to songs...
The Value of Nothing 

The Value of Nothing 

Are your tired this week? Do you feel overwhelmed? After recent counseling appointments with friends who are struggling with busy schedules and major stress, I thought this blog would be appropriate.  Please read. Please receive. Please apply.  I hope I...
62 Years

62 Years

What’s your favorite number? You might remember the number on your jersey when you played a sport or from one of the athletes you cheer. You might recall a date from an important life experience. You might reflect on a time of smaller numbers on prices or larger...