Category: encouragement

I remember you!

Today is a dear friend’s birthday though she may have trouble remembering it. She has dementia. This intelligent, eloquent and gifted person who loved to learn and study can no longer even speak in a way that makes sense. All diseases are bad but the loss of memory is the death of relationship and the…

By Mirm January 8, 2023 0

Fears

I have been worried about losing my job for years. It is often an irrational fear with underlying roots in unworthiness and lack of confidence, but now it is more than a fear. It is more likely than it has been and my boss basically asked for volunteers today as the budget shortfall is $1.5…

By Mirm November 9, 2022 0

October

This is going to be a random dump of thoughts: I finally got Covid. It was icky. I do not care what anyone says about it being “over” or “just a bad cold”. It is not fun, lonely for a single person, scary and not something I would ever want to repeat. I am vaxed…

By Mirm October 16, 2022 0

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