Encouragement · Faith · Hope · wisdom

Bent Low to Stand Tall: An Easter Reflection

Sometimes an unexpected storm becomes fertile soil for insight and breakthrough. Although we were on Spring Break, we knew it was a distinct possibility. Looking at the surprise of the morning, a blanket of white covered the terrain for as far as the eye could see. Boundaries once created with the silhouette of hedges, were…… Continue reading Bent Low to Stand Tall: An Easter Reflection

Encouragement · Hope · Love

Slow and Steady is an Acceptable Learning Speed

True LOVE story. For many of my childhood years, I sincerely believed my dog was the only one that loved me. Nothing would have been able to convince me otherwise. I know now that was a skewed truth, but can we all agree that dogs ARE incredible companions? They offer an easy path to connection,…… Continue reading Slow and Steady is an Acceptable Learning Speed

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Wisdom in the Weeds eBook

You might be thinking why an eBook? Why now? Well, those are both fair questions. Here is the deal; the most common thing people tell me when I finish speaking at an event is that I put words to how they felt but did not know how to articulate. I have ruminated on that feedback…… Continue reading Wisdom in the Weeds eBook

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Happy New Year: Lessons from 2020

A new year is ripe with fresh possibilities. Clean slates are synonymous with blank canvas beginnings. Turning the page, moving forward, reaching for new heights is often the theme of a new start, and the prospect of being different is rich with anticipation. The opportunity for something new seems to be welcomed this year like…… Continue reading Happy New Year: Lessons from 2020

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Christmas: A Mix of Wonder and Sorrow

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Despite difficult relationships, unusual circumstances, and unruly emotions, the season offers a renewed sense of hope and wonder. There is a mix of mystery and whimsy that begins budding and stirring before the Thanksgiving meal ends. I delight in remembering the time at my grandparent’s house when…… Continue reading Christmas: A Mix of Wonder and Sorrow

Encouragement · Hope

Be The One Time

It was an inarticulate sorrow that came in waves every other year, but if I am honest, it was one that I had known all my life–not just when I began sharing custody of my children. Loss is difficult. Change is excruciating. Growth hurts. Healing takes time. Establishing tradition was desired and difficult with a…… Continue reading Be The One Time

Encouragement · Hope

Quarantine Chronicles 10.0

Are you confused or conflicted within the constraints of our current cultural climate? What started as an extended Spring Break has turned into a chaotic hibernation isolation. Entertaining doubt, exploring controversies, and engaging in heated debates have become the pillars of an ordinary day. Weary feels understated for the current condition of my soul. Layers…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 10.0

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Quarantine Chronicles 8.0 [Hoarding]

We have witnessed our fair share of hoarding during quarantine. It started with toilet paper and hand sanitizer, but it did not take long for canned goods and meat to be added to the list of “hard to find” items. The nation responded with a mix of irritation and justification. If you had the sacred…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 8.0 [Hoarding]

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Quarantine Chronicles 6.0

Remember 1,000 days ago when people started doing puzzles and home projects? Remember when we were side-eyeing everyone to see how we were supposed to endure the shelter-in-place status? Remember when people were sprinkling sentences with phrases like “extra” and “free” time?   Some of you still have a strong puzzle game. Some have lost…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 6.0