When Everything is Not Okay

When life slams us to the ground. When things are not the way they are “supposed to be.” When all our good intentions and plans and efforts turn to rubble at our feet.

When that thing or person or relationship we worked so hard toward, fought relentlessly for, vowed to never give up on…gives up on us, walks out on us, dies on us.

The hurt is so intense, it pulses with every heartbeat. The uncertainty so thick, every step is a blind stumble. The fear so raw, we swear we can feel our spirits bleed. [Read more…]

When You Ask You Must Believe…{Yikes!}

Winter landscape with snow

Have you ever doubted a promise from God because deep down you believed the promise depended on you?

Been there. Done that.

Thank heaven that’s not how it works!  If you’ve ever felt the same I hope you’ll stop over to Deeper Waters Ministry. I’m tickled to share some thoughts on a portion of scripture from the book of James. [Read more…]

Living Life Abundantly

Last week I shared how sick and tired I was about feeling so stinkin’ behind. My parents were DoAhead people and they fared darn well. They inspired me.

Butt (that was on purpose) before I latched on to their way of life I wanted to study their way of life. I wanted to see what others had to say about this this business of catching up, keeping up and getting ahead of the behind. I looked online for information about being uber organized but often I ended up feeling worse instead of better. The “tricks” would work for awhile but than I’d fall off the wagon.

Lord, there’s got to be a better way.

I started to pray about it. As I read my bible I would ask God to help me be as “on top of it” as possible. Turns out God is a fairly organized chap. It was downright thrilling to uncover all He had to say on the matter. At the end of the day I discovered Five DoAhead Principles. I hope they bless you as much as they have me. Today I’ll share the first.

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When you have had enough!

The shower drain became clogged and the washing machine stopped working. Very soon after arriving home from a very stressful day at work, I spotted something that would require an additional service call.  Soon, the doorbell began to signal the arrival of the various technicians. I went from room to room as they discussed with me the different situations going on.

While talking to the plumber, I caught a glimpse of my special scented cucumber soap in the soap dish of the bathtub.  My plan to unwind  with a hot bath after everyone left provided some comfort in the midst of the confusion. [Read more…]

Hello…It’s me. {Winner of Book Give-Away Announced!}

Lately, I’ve been meeting a few new folks in Instagram Land. One of the things I appreciate is that they re-introduce themselves now and again.

Great idea!

May I introduce myself?

I’m Cindy. I write about Doing Ahead. [Read more…]

Magnificently Undone

Hawaiin Sunset 1

I’m in a plane (again). This time my view from 10,000 feet is a flocked “quilt” comprised of quartered land. The cold snow actually looks inviting from this perspective. Funny that I should be compelled to write about swaying palms and ocean tides.

In a previous post I mentioned that our tribe (minus the eldest) had the privilege of going to Hawaii. [Read more…]