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?

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.” […]

The Beauty of Facts

Originally posted on Exposed By Light:
Spring is here. That fact can’t be changed. The cold makes me laugh. Snow flurries and I stare each other down. Defiantly, I speak, “Your time is limited. You cannot stay. Winter is over, my friends. “ The onset of spring feels more like the first of the year than…

Do It For My Daughters

Originally posted on Exposed By Light:
My daughters are seven and five. They are brilliant. And, I don’t mean that they are smarter than most children. They’re brilliance comes from the inside. Julia is fun. She’s hilarious! She makes me laugh even when I don’t want to. She works this to her advantage. Katie is cheeky. She’s…