Never Alone

Dear Friend,   Happy Valentine’s Day, however it finds you.   Happy.   Alone.   Loved.   Disappointed.   Misunderstood.   Wandering.   Peaceful.   At rest.   What if today, we watched the sun rise and we decided to be completely ourselves. None of us are where we thought we’d be. Some are you […]

Yearning and the Creative Struggle: Entering into the God Life

The yearning is an invitation. Right? What else could it be? Why write poetry or music? Why make a meal, create an app, create a movement with the body that makes the heart ache deeper and further?

What Would Jesus Do Now?

The thought comes to me at first through a weed. Lots of them. Creeping in and taking over my wild, hairy garden. As I push the shovel under the weed, the thought springs like a spiral, upward into my brain. This is the problem, I think to myself. The problem is that we are not dealing with […]

Skinny Means Nothing: A Women’s Perspective on Self Worth

The day was sunny. Hot. Hanging with a friend at the zoo, we were huffing, dragging our children via Radio Flyer Wagon, up a hill. My friend and I were not overweight by any means, but here we were, struggling. We laughed at ourselves, at our weakened state. I turned to my friend, exasperated. “Skinny doesn’t mean anything.” […]

Empty Spaces

Empty – It describes something, it’s an action, and it’s a thing. Boy, is it a thing. I have a lot of Empty’s in my life. We all do. Intended or not, the majority of humanity has at least one Empty. Or, is afraid of one.

Sowing Seeds: A Word for the Forgetful

(This post is for a friend. What you do, matters.) All I was doing was the laundry. It was a normal day. Got up. Made bed. Popped in a load. But, on this normal morning, I glanced over my left shoulder and I saw the most beautiful, most hopeful thing that I had in a while. . . […]