The Glorious Muddle
glimpses of grace in the messiness of life

February 22, 2021

Spring is Coming!

It’s been a long, hard winter. Many of you are still right smack in the middle of it. But here’s some good news: Spring is right around the corner! The thought of it makes me feel a little freer.




February 11, 2021

Do You Remember?

Photo by Jaleel Akbash for Unsplash

Memories have always fascinated me. If two people take part in the same event and then describe it, they will emphasize different aspects, based on their perspective. Over time, our tendency to edit out the bad and highlight the good (or vice versa) comes into play. After the passage of many years, if you ask the same two people to recall the memory, you may think you’re hearing about two separate events.


January 22, 2021

Zooming, Vaccinations, and Trust

Image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay

Yesterday, I got the first dose of the Moderna vaccine. I don’t share this in a boastful way. I worked hard to get this shot, but in the end, my hard work had nothing to do with it.


January 8, 2021

Hope for the New Year? How about Peace?

Today we had our first snow of the year. The quiet beauty enveloped my world. It looked peaceful. If only that was true.

In lieu of making resolutions each new year, many of my friends choose a single word to be their focus for the year. For me, I set goals to aim for instead of resolutions. Besides, I’m better at choosing a word in hindsight to describe the year that was. But I do appreciate reading the words my friends select.

Many chose Hope for 2021.


December 29, 2020

The Week Between

This week between the holidays–after Christmas but before New Year’s–has always been my favorite of the year. The hubbub has ceased. There are no expectations. My world becomes quiet. The pace has slowed to almost a complete stop. I feel at rest.

This is my time to do nothing but read, reflect, and plan.

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