Man, the struggle is real. Moving is a pain. I moved to Sutton, finally, and have been here a week already. I no longer have to get up extra early to commute from Aurora, and I really appreciate the gas-saving I’ve been doing. But, moving is a pain. In May, I moved all my possessions … Continue reading Moving is a struggle
Category: Jordyn’s life
(First published in the West Nebraska Register, Oct. 6, 2017) As I am writing this, I am still not living in Sutton, still living on friends' couches and extra rooms and still working on trusting God to provide a place for me to lay my head each day. But, if all goes by plan, by the … Continue reading St. Benedict medal reminds us of God’s goodness
Man, the struggle is real. The hate in this world is a struggle. Last Monday morning was a weird morning. I woke up, checked Facebook and saw my college friend’s post saying she was marked safe in the Las Vegas violence. I was at my parent’s house at the time because I wasn’t moved into … Continue reading The Hate Struggle
Man, the struggle is real. Well, actually, the struggle finally ended. “Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers” premiered Wednesday, Sept. 27, so the struggle of a Survivor drought is finally over. There are not many shows that can last for 35 seasons on the air, but “Survivor” did it. Season 1 of the show premiered … Continue reading Struggle is over!
Man, the struggle is real. It’s a struggle being a loser. That’s a little brutal, but like most times, you gotta give me a chance to explain. When I was in high school I played for the fall softball team. My freshman year, we were pretty good, just missing the state tournament by losing in … Continue reading The Struggle is Real: being a loser
Man, the struggle is real. We have entered the It-Never-Stops season. School started, so school activities and sports are in full swing. On top of that, professional football and college football have started and there is now always going to be a game to see. But, even on top of that, it is the time … Continue reading The Struggle is Real: resting in the madness
(First published in the Clay County News, Sept. 13, 2017) A new face moved to St. Mary’s pulpit in July. Father Michael Zimmer, originally of Firth, a town of about 600 people in southern Lancaster County, moved to Sutton in July for his new assignment from the Lincoln Diocese’s Bishop James Conley. Zimmer said when he … Continue reading Fr. Zimmer joins St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Man, the struggle is real. The end of the world is coming. If you are on social media, you might have seen a post going around talking about the end of the world. Which is nothing new, I see posts about the end coming pretty frequently for the something that has never actually happened. The … Continue reading The Struggle is Real: The end of the world
Three participants in the weekly Clay County News football contest incorrectly guessed only one game. After eliminating the Miami at Arkansas State game due to the cancellation, Betty George earned the win via the tie-breaker. George guessed there would be 64 total points scored in the Harvard/Silver Lake game. Harvard shut out SL 40-0. Todd … Continue reading 3 miss 1 pick in weekly CCN grid contest; Betty George earns win
This past month has not been an easy one for me. I’ve felt the ground beneath me give way. I’ve felt like I was falling off the face of the earth, with no one left to catch me. I’ve cried. Then I’ve cried out to God. I’ve been so frustrated with Him. Where was He after all? Where was He in my suffering? Because I certainly couldn’t feel Him with me.
In the midst of the chaos, I wrote this poem to Him.
I am angry.
Do you think it’s funny?
Laughing up there at my mess?
Throw me into the storm
will sweep me
under. Let me be
against that pain again.
Grasping, gasping, searching.
to pull me up.
I’m not laughing
if that means anything
But I am waiting.
Waiting on you.
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