Category: encouragement

Thank You Jordan

One of the regular and super icky parts of my jobs is the turn-over of leaders. I have worked here for 10 years and off the top of my head I counted 42 + people who have left staff from just Students & Kids department team! So, I form friendships. I do my best to…

By Mirm August 25, 2022 0

Stolen Things

I spent the last week caring for cats. It is a privilege to be considered trustworthy to make sure someone else’s stuff is safe, that the things they hold dear are cared for. While there is no guarantee that they would come home and everything would be there and alive, that is the obvious hope.…

By Mirm July 17, 2022 0

Purging

I have got to keep clearing out stuff. But one thing I am not ready to push out of my life are people. I am not sure that is true of some people in my life. Has anyone else had someone try to give them the brush off? I have had people move and out…

By Mirm June 22, 2022 0

Work Anniversary

We used to say we worked in decades. We spent 10 years in Downey, Scottsdale and Illinois. Now I have spent 10 years on staff in Fullerton. The church has changed its name and pastors more than once during that time. I have changed offices, job responsibilities, had a ridiculous number of “bosses” and said…

By Mirm June 18, 2022 0

The Big Goodbye

There has been a “mass exodus” at work lately. I am not sure that it is over and I wonder who is next. This is a letter that sums up my recent response to my former colleagues -(DC JK JS KS BS CK CV) Here’s the thing, and it is not a hidden or new…

By Mirm May 18, 2022 0

Walking Backward

“History doesn’t repeat itself but sometimes it rhymes.” – Mark Twain Sometimes I feel nostalgic. I look at old photos. I watch reruns & classic movies for the umpteenth time. I collect treasures and leave it out to remind me of people and places I once knew, I revisit places in my mind or in…

By Mirm May 11, 2022 0

My Friend

Dear Lauren, I don’t remember when we first met. I don’t remember much about how we even became friends, but I am sure it was our boys’ faults. (Thank you to Skyler and Clayton). None of that really matters anyway because you have become one of my best friends and have even morphed into being…

By Mirm April 13, 2022 0

Too Good to be True

Is it true that I am God’s favorite? Does He mean it when He says He loves me enough to die for me? Does God actually have my best interest at heart? Really?! If I look at scripture, I can be convinced, most of the time, that every time God interacts with humankind He is…

By Mirm March 25, 2022 0

Grief and Covid

Another friend died of covid. UGH! He was healthy, “young”, a dad and a great husband. This is not supposed to be like this! I feel like I focus way too much on loss and grief. Perhaps that makes me a negative person, but I figure if you don’t care to read my thoughts –…

By Mirm February 12, 2022 0

The Last Chapter

Life is a story. Sometimes it is worth reading and sometimes it is more like an advertisement that is glanced at and thrown out. I want a life story full of meaning and not some boring drivel. A good book is one that I can’t put down and touches me. I want my life to…

By Mirm September 27, 2021 0