One Year

One orbit around the sun. Three hundred and six-five days. Thirty-one million, five hundred thirty-six thousand seconds. A year actually goes by pretty quickly. But it can feel like a lifetime. Still, in less than one year you can conceive and give birth, build a house, or walk across the continental United States. You can […]

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When the Noise Stops

When I was young, I did my best to fill every corner of my life with noise. It didn’t matter if the sound void was filled with television, music, or people – the goal was always avoidance of quiet. You see, I didn’t like being alone with my thoughts back then. In those days, I […]

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Beauty in Brokenness

I used to buy old broken-down furniture to refurbish and sell. I even owned a booth in an antique mall for a while. It was fun finding a piece with good bones that I could scrub, sand, stain, and wax so it looked exactly like it was. Once in awhile, I’d come across furniture that […]

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Words Are Life

No doubt, words are important to me – I’m a writer. Looking back, I’ve always been a “word” person. I love the way words can convey thoughts and feelings, and I am captivated by the power of spoken and written language. Think about it. Words have the power to inspire hope, courage, discipline, rage, kindness, […]

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She’s Gone

She’s gone. Nothing prepares you for those words. It doesn’t matter how they are said, or who says them. Once delivered, they change life forever. There is nothing more painful or devastating than losing someone you love. Nothing could have prepared me for the loss of my beloved sister, Donna. She is gone, and now […]

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Not Brave Enough

Its recently become very clear that am not brave. In fact, I am quite the opposite. It’s funny because people tell me all the time how courageous I am. When I retired to pursue what I believe God’s call is on my life I heard words like fearless, strong, daring, and brave. My friends seem […]

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Following the Cloud

Well… now I’ve done it. In a step of faith, I set a date to leave my day job to embark for a journey I can’t fully map out. The decision wasn’t an easy one. For months I struggled with reconciling what I thought of as “common sense” with the faith journey the Lord was […]

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