Dear Sister #4

Dear Sister, I’m watching a few wispy clouds travel by my window. They appear like pool floats–moving ever so slightly–at the breeze’s discretion and direction. What is the color of your skies today? It’s the first week of December, holiday preparation in full swing. Which, signals my soul to ask how your soul is doing? […]

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Thank You, A Poem

Thank you for the light. The amber sun, with its shimmering rays, coloring the skies and our skin. The moon, glowing on the darkest night, occasionally gracing us with its elegant face, during day. Jesus, the Incandescent One, who illuminates our purpose and path.   Thank you for people. The family who share our stories, […]

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A Free Gratitude Journal For You

I’ve been a little cranky lately. No doubt, I could give you an array of excuses. A million little reasons as to why I’m tired and how that is making me, shall we say, testy. I notice I’ve been grumbling—when I type it out, it is such a gross word. I’ve certainly been complaining more […]

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Not Perfect

The other day, I received a DM from an Instagram story. It wasn’t a fabulous story. It was neither styled, nor super-posed. Just me in my bathroom, with bad lighting, highlighting some retro spirit wear that I was sporting to my Ella’s volleyball game. The message, basically, said, “Your house is so perfect.” “Your life is […]

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Dear Sister #3

Dear Sister, Sunday I turned forty-one. And in my Forty-first year, I want to become a ninja of love. I know. I know. Just keep reading. Forty was a year I won’t soon forget. It was the kind where two big life moments managed to seep into most of my 365 days. One, happening, joyful. […]

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Dear Sister #2

Dear Sister, Do you ever dawdle on decisions? I’ve been struggling as of late. The time I’ve spent deciding and discussing whether I should cut my hair or grow it out is rather embarrassing. I’m afraid to make choices because I am afraid of getting it wrong. But I wonder . . . What if getting […]

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Dear Sister,

Before you read on…I’m considering a new series called “Dear Sister,”. I love letter writing–I believe it to be a lost art. For years, my sister and I (sometimes while living only 90 miles apart) have been writing letters to one another. Specially selected stationary, stickers–sometimes, words from the heart–always. We both find we express […]

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Beauty and the Broken

I often thought that life could only be one or the other. Beautiful or broken. When my world shifted, and I came to terms with accepting that I had a broken heart, I believed the lie that beauty (goodness, hope, light) were, at best, on the other side of brokenness. At my lowest,  I found a truth that is […]

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Beholding Beauty

A few words on the practice of living with your eyes wide open. These days, I am finding a new definition of beauty and it looks nothing like the photoshopped squares we feed on each day. I think beauty gets a bad rap. We seem to either strive for it or believe it to be […]

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On HOPE and being honest about our feelings

Have you ever felt the heavy weight of hopelessness? Like a heavy wet blanket sitting on your soul? I have. Have you ever felt the heavy weight of hopelessness? Like a heavy wet blanket sitting on your soul? I have. And it is a hard thing to admit being a child of God, with Hope […]

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