Years ago, while I was a seminary student, I started this blog and named it “Finding a New Normal.” Thinking then that I had lived through so many difficulties seems cute at this point. But, with great compassion, let me say that pain and suffering is not something you can quantify for comparison. Our pain and suffering deserve equal care and empathy.
Now, fast forward to this age of global pandemic, the phrase “finding a new normal” has been adopted by seemingly everyone in trying to describe life before the pandemic compared to life after the pandemic. While this is something the entire world is navigating, I believe the process of finding a new normal is very individualized and occurs over and over again throughout life. Every time we experience a big gain or a big loss, we have to re-establish a new vision of our way forward and reconfigure the co-stars of our life’s story.
Life experience has titled me as a singer/songwriter, a performer, a mother, a sales director, an executive assistant, a worship minister, a wife, a divorcée, a student of Divinity, a preacher and a gramma – pretty much in that order.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope that something you read here might make you laugh, make you think, or inspire you as you continually seek to become the person God created you to be, even when all the things you thought would be around forever suddenly disappear.
My goal in ministry is to reach people who find themselves in the process of transformation – particularly in the context of loss and difficult family life situations involving addiction and mental illnesses. Check out our Facebook page for Being Made Whole Ministries and look for a retreat or upcoming seminar to join.
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So, kick off your shoes. This might take a while. 😉