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…

Time and Mr. Fox

 

There is a saying among people who are in prison and it goes like this: “Do your time. Don’t let your time do you.” 

I could tell you a few other catch phrases, but I’ll save that…

Even If

 

Here’s a conversation starter for you that is sure to fly like a lead balloon: How would you describe the level of joy you feel in your life? It’s like being asked about the well being…

You Are Enough


 

There are certain things I just can’t settle for anymore. Like bad coffee. I’d rather pass on that and have a headache and be grumpy. But when I first started drinking it, any kind would do. I didn’t…

Seasons of Being Stuck

 

I got stuck at Chapter 8 of my book. I’ve been through stuck seasons before, so I wasn’t phased by it at first. I expected it to pass quickly. But then 1 week turned into 2. Then…

Knowing the Details

 

“I like your haircut,” I said to her as she approached me. The bangs were new and they framed her face well. 

She stood in front of me in her state issued uniform, her expression a…

Letting People In

 

Sometimes we put conditions on loving people, don’t we? 

I’ll let you into my heart. But don’t ask me to give you all of mine.  

Someone asked me the other day how to trust someone…

When You're Feeling Small

 

 

Have you ever felt inferior? Small and insignificant? Or less than?  

When I was a little girl, I took piano lessons from an older gentleman. He had a calming presence. I still remember him…

You Are Going To Make It

 

Today marks a miracle. A day when I remember. Hey you in the mirror....I know that most of your days feel ordinary now, but you survived something horrific. You made it through to the other side.