Here are a few articles I’ve written at other sites…
Dear Older Women, thegospelcoalition.org
Dear older woman, your sisters need you. Let’s resolve together to avoid becoming caricatures as we intentionally invest our lives in befriending, serving, teaching, and writing. We can make these middle and later years matter for eternity by pouring into the women God has sovereignly placed in our lives.
I’ve discovered that my clients and I are the same in so many ways. Certainly there are differences in ethnicity and background and socioeconomic status. But, we have much in common: we’ve made bad decisions, done wrong, had people do wrong against us. What we—all of us—need and most want is hope and forgiveness and grace. We need Jesus.
To Walk and Not Faint, trillianewbell.com
I am weary. It’s been a particularly busy few weeks, with an out-of-town trip and a full calendar. However, I feel a weariness in my soul as well, a spiritual fatigue that extends beyond needing a nap, though that too may help!
Loss, grief, transition—all have been part of my experience this past year, and all these experiences weary the heart as well as the body. As does the seemingly dull ordinariness of my days. My life, so it often appears to me, is passing by in a blur of mundane monotony.
Sometimes I feel bored. Sometimes I am convinced nothing will ever change and I’m heading nowhere. Sometimes I want to give up. Sometimes I see the thriving, growing ministries of others and their jubilant confidence in the call and provision of God, and sometimes I doubt.