A Steady Diet of Truth

Gina Butz dependence on God, truth 2 Comments

My daughter and I recently watched a few seasons of Survivor. It’s fascinating. I would be terrible on Survivor for so many reasons, one of which is that I get seriously hangry when I’m deprived of food. I would be useless in the challenges. Grumpy around camp. They would vote me off SO fast. Nearly starving yourself in extreme conditions …

Tell Me the Truth

Gina Butz poetry, truth 2 Comments

It’s important to tell ourselves the truth, but sometimes, we need others to do it for us. During this time of sabbatical, I have been reminded how desperately reliant I am on God and His truth, and how challenging it can be for me to invite others to carry me in the journey. Years ago, during a time of burnout, God …

In Case of Emergency, Remember This

Gina Butz anxiety, peace, truth 2 Comments

It’s good to have an emergency plan. Like if you are afraid you might be chased by gators. This was the thinking my friend Laura and I had while walking the Orlando Wetland Park earlier this spring. Our plan constantly evolved according to available assistance (“Ok, so here we’d climb that shelter.” As though we could seriously climb a shelter) and …