The Other Side of Pain

Yesterday was a great morning, so I thought. It was our first day of school with the kids, so everyone was on their A game waking up, getting dressed, making lunches, cooking a healthy breakfast, and everyone with their cute selves were out of the door on time at 7:30 to head to school. I […]

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We are living our greatest fear.

To my grief readers: I realize my place in my journey with grief is mine. Today feels hopeful. Tomorrow I might want to say one million eff words. You never really know and it really is all a journey to embrace the feelings, memories, and find hope. As I have learned these few short and […]

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Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! I’m glad you weren’t perfect.

Mother’s Day seems to mount in both its meaning and sentiment the older I get. The more I get to know my mom, the woman, rather than simply as my mother, the more I am deeply grateful and incredibly impressed at what she has both sacrificed and experienced. As a kid our worlds are small […]

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Does Shaming People Work?

  I try to keep my “opinions” to myself…or at least keep them in environments I know are healthy or engaging and a two way street of dialogue. I rarely blog these days. I have too many businesses and jobs to chronicle life and one of these days I am going to finish that book…. […]

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30 never looked so good…

  Well, if you’re reading this then turning 30 did not kill me. So that’s something to celebrate. You’re either thinking two things right now: OMG SHE IS 30 – I DON’T WANT TO BE THIRTY What? The thirties were the best time of my life! **If you hated your 30’s – no need to […]

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How We Write | From Expert to Ordinary

I’ve been sifting through lots of words the last two years. I stopped writing for a quite a large portion of that time. I sensed God calling me into stillness and intentional silence. It’s been pure love and hate. Silence can be deafening and stillness uncomfortable. I have asked the Lord more times than I […]

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Love Big or Go Home

Grown up love is all kinds of magical. It’s hard. It’s committed. It’s relentless. It forgives so many times it loses count. It keeps showing up – in smile and in tears. It pushes through. It plows through the uncomfortable and messy. It disregards self and chooses someone else, regardless of how that someone will […]

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He will quiet you with His love.

He will quiet you with His love. I wasn’t going to write this post. I’ve preached it on stages. I’ve shared it at coffee shops and on sofa’s and dinner tables with ladies around me, but I haven’t “publicly” written in a while. I’m not sure how to explain the why, but I wanted a […]

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A Summer of Feels

Summer time has always been my favorite. Even as a full time working adult (you know where summer is really just a mythical part of your past you know existed at one time, but now you’re not sure – DID I DREAM ALL THE GOODNESS UP OR WAS IT REAL LIFE – WHY DO JOBS […]

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