You Exist – With or Without Instagram

My heart hurts. It's been been 3 months since quitting Facebook. Normally, this is not a big deal. I don't miss it: the scrolling, the negativity, the addictive behavior I'd formed around it. Scroll, feel bad, get off, get back on, scroll, feel bad, get off, get back on, scroll.... It was bad. I'm thankful … Continue reading You Exist – With or Without Instagram

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Asking for Help: Sometimes Life Requires a Life Vest

Recently, my family and I went swimming. It's not something we do often, so when we go, we take full advantage. Water slide, diving board. It's been a long time since I'd done a cannon ball. My older two can swim well. My youngest. . . well. . . Not so much. She likes the … Continue reading Asking for Help: Sometimes Life Requires a Life Vest

Transformation: Peeling Back The Layers Of What We Think We Know

There is a guy that flies over my house. Literally. I don't even know what contraption he's in. Think Katy Perry in "Rise", attach a bug-like whirring motor, and take away the sexiness. That's the guy. I can't imagine how he must feel - floating above everything, neighborhoods, churches, farms. I can imagine the reaction he … Continue reading Transformation: Peeling Back The Layers Of What We Think We Know

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. . . … Continue reading Sowing Seeds: A Word for the Forgetful

Dealing With It: When Life Erupts and You Can’t Ignore It

It was the smell that got me. No, before that, it was the toilet. The toilet that I, jokingly, told my Facebook friends needed more of a relationship: But, there were signs. There always are. First it was the toilet, water rising at an alarming rate and thankfully (or, so I thought) receding to lower levels. … Continue reading Dealing With It: When Life Erupts and You Can’t Ignore It

Do Not Grow Weary. . . Because it’s Exhausting Being Good

It was a rough day. I could tell as soon as she walked to the car. Eyes down, chin to chest. Something was up. Back home, we sat down together and read the note from the teacher. It hadn't been a good day. At all. She cried. I was perplexed. This was not my girl. … Continue reading Do Not Grow Weary. . . Because it’s Exhausting Being Good

Made to Share:

There was an irony in yesterday's post. While I am not on Facebook, my post was. It was tossed in the pile of Feeds that I bemoaned yesterday. What effect it had, I have no idea. That's the sorrow of throwing something out to a hundred different hands. Yet, I know that what I offer isn't … Continue reading Made to Share: