Stones of Remembrance

 

Last night I picked a handful of black eyed Susan’s from our house that has yet to sell. A home that contains years of memories I will forever hold in my heart. The house belonged to my…

Unopened Gifts

 

We spent this past weekend with new friends that are in the process of relocating to Ohio. The weekend was filled with authentic conversation, exposed hearts, a late night visit to the local ice cream hot spot…

Seasons Of Wandering

 

Raise your hand if you’ve been through a season of feeling stuck in some area of your life. 

If we were together in a room full of people right now, you would look around and see…

With Candles and Everything

 

I called her to the front of room. She sat in the seat next to me, a mixture of anxiety and excitement suppressed behind her grin. Tomorrow is a big day. And she is a big deal…

What We Have Forgotten

 

“ ‘Cause you’re a sky, you’re a sky full of stars 
Such a heavenly view 
You’re such a heavenly view ” 
-Coldplay 

 

I sat in a room of seventy some women recently. Our largest…

Mirror Mirror On the Wall

 

Who's the fairest of them all? You are, my dear.

 

When did you learn to be so unkind to her? 

To the face looking back in the mirror. 

If you’re going…

House of Cards

 

 

If I can’t be honest in my writing, then I can’t be anything. So I must confess that as I write this, I am emotionally exhausted and running on fumes. A few days of not…

Paying Attention

 

 

Yes, it is true. There are some stories it should be a crime not to tell. And yet I realize that in the telling of them, it may be entertainment for the reader. It may…

Under the Fig Tree

 

Here’s a silly fact that you probably don’t know about me: I have always loved snow globes. Not that I collect them or anything. I just can’t resist the urge to pick them up from the store…

Aging With Grace

 

She practically did a tap dance as she walked out to greet us on the porch of her home. As we pulled in, the long driveway curved in a half moon shape leading up to the ten-thousand…

Taking Back the Power

 

I recently stood in the sanctuary of my church talking to a judge who also attends there. There we stood, me in my gold colored romper with the floral print and him in his suit, his height…

Pushing Past the Fear

 

Vulnerability is like shedding your skin. Like when our bearded dragon sheds a layer of his little salmonella carrying self. 

Sometimes when I write and share, I feel like my layers are being peeled off. Layers…