For the One Trying to Find Their Place Amongst All the Shouting

I have fallen into the cracks during this season.  As the masses have gathered to chant over and against anyone who doesn't agree with them, I have felt caught in the middle.  And the middle contains the great divide.  A hairline fracture just big enough to swallow me up. Keeping me quiet.The division has been… Continue reading For the One Trying to Find Their Place Amongst All the Shouting

When One Act of Kindness Ripples Out of Sight

After a four hour drive, getting settled into our hotel room and locating a restaurant within walking distance, my friend and I finally settled into a booth to get some dinner. We had been gifted tickets to see a popular Christian speaker and spend the night in a nice hotel before our day of soaking… Continue reading When One Act of Kindness Ripples Out of Sight

When Sitting Shoulder to Shoulder is All You Can Do

  What do we say to someone who has suffered great loss? How can we adequately express the deep sorrow that we feel for someone when they are in mourning? I recently had the privilege of hearing someone speak at a Memorial Service and they said something like this... "What if we all acted like… Continue reading When Sitting Shoulder to Shoulder is All You Can Do

We Are Built for Friendship

If you don’t consider yourself a “runner”, have you ever tried it?  Have you ever laced up your tennis shoes, thrown on a hat and taken off down the street for a jog?  You probably figured out real quick that it’s not as easy as it looks, especially when you're alone. After just a few… Continue reading We Are Built for Friendship

I’m Sorry About Your Marriage…

This is hard stuff.   It seems that every circle I am in, someone's marriage is in a slow crumble.  Every.  Circle.   Some married for a short time, others for years.  Some without children, others with kids.  Some young, some older.   When we are preparing to marry we dream BIG!!   Those dreams… Continue reading I’m Sorry About Your Marriage…

Come Sit With Me

It was early December a few years ago.  Tim and I were riding down the road.  I was in the passenger’s seat with pen and paper as we discussed what we wanted to buy our people for Christmas that year.  The issue we were having was that our loved ones basically have everything they need… Continue reading Come Sit With Me

Learning To Love Without Limits

  In the first book 0f Peter, Peter is writing, instructing the church in a number of things.  Do's and Don'ts. How to live a holy life.  Warnings on avoiding sin.  etc. etc. etc. Towards the end of the book, he seems to wrap up all of those details with this... " Above all, love each… Continue reading Learning To Love Without Limits

The Art of Letting Them Go…

When I think of creating art, words like messy, beautiful, creative, frustrating, expectation, intentional and unique come to mind. If you were creating a piece of art, what would you think of?  What would your process look like? This is how I am beginning to view my duty of letting my adult children go well… Continue reading The Art of Letting Them Go…

Sometimes My Words Get In The Way

"Just keep your mouth shut." This has been my mantra to myself in this season of my life.  I've never been accused (by an adult) of using all the words or babbling excessively or writing something in 800 words that could really be written in 200, but...the older I get...I seem to be getting a… Continue reading Sometimes My Words Get In The Way