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 […]

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. . . […]

Falling into Love

I heard this song yesterday: and when I did, I laughed. I still knew the words after all these years. I could probably sing it with the bitter, cracked, sexy (supposedly) way that I used to. But, after the laughter came the groan. That was me. That was how I coped. I swallowed resignation daily, […]

What Will You Bring?

It doesn’t take much to make a difference. To show up, to smile, to ask a question, to look them in the eye. No, it doesn’t take much. The cost is little. The experience is priceless. Bringing light into a world of darkness, well, it only takes one tiny, seemingly insignificant candle to change a room. […]

The Wedding

It started with the invitation. Wait. It started long before that. While I was at Captivating, God granted me a family, a sisterhood; as one friend calls it “a tribe”.  Seven women, sitting at a table, pouring their hearts out breakfast, lunch, and dinner to the mighty and marvelous work that God was doing in […]

Will You Forgive Me?

I love being right. It’s important that I keep my lists straight and my tallies correct on the ways people have hurt me. I could line them up and give them all reason for why I am so unhappy. That way, I won’t be exposed. No one will be able to see how foolish I’ve […]

Permission Slip

All it took was a hard day at work for my husband to bring out the chainsaw. “Do you mind?”, He asked. “Go for it!” A simple yes was all the man had needed, the verbal permission slip. We’ve talked about taking down the privacy fence for some time. We like the privacy, but prefer […]