Sometimes I wonder if I would survive better with my heart hardened in this world. Whether it is unprovoked war, pandemic, death, famine, or hate focused on the vulnerable the news seems to spew despair in some form or the other on a daily basis. Well, I am not sure we should even call it [...]
Dark skies matched my mood on my walk today. The sadness in my heart threatened to cast me into a river of despair. I was close to sinking deep under the surface. Our family has lived some of our most challenging days this past month. I know tragedy triggered the chasm that opened up and [...]
So much growth this year...I have learned I am capable of giving unconditional love.
Do you ever pray and wonder if you're heard? Do you ever look out at the world and wonder what kind of God created humans who can hurt one another the way we do? It doesn't surprise me that ancient Greeks thought multiple gods were warring with one another and using humans to their folly [...]
It is odd that we have this new rule about being six feet apart. It is surreal and yet somehow so familiar. I think I have been six feet apart from people all my life. Was my feeling of distance from other that spawned my feeling of being unworthy of connection? Or were my differences […]
His natural, thin-lipped, wide-mouth grin carried so much sunshiny warmth I felt like I had just been placed center stage; in the spotlight. His shoulders were broad, yet slender and tilted forward in a slight hunch. The charcoal gray T-shirt that hung loose on his frame was light and the fabric seemed sheer and soft. […]
Have you ever felt that how you were wired was somehow wonky, and you were never going to understand or fit the mold that you were supposed to? These words were written fourteen months ago and have sat and sat, but they plague my heart and head. Maybe unleashing them here will bring more clarity…maybe.
Today during SIP I choose gratitude…
“Remember always that the quiet girl who wanted to put good into the world, the one who is shy and scared, but full of faith; she is who you are. That girl is worth something. She has value. Keep trying to find her and love her so that she won’t feel so lost, so lonely. […]
Here is what has been going on in my head and at our house during the shelter in place…
I would rather be comfortable than fashionable. Even though I feel prettier with makeup on the days I don’t wear it, I am happier. I chose to wear leggings over jeans. Simple is better. Tennis shoes over heels any day. Despite being able to present in front of large groups of people, it is way […]
Sharing my heart here is always therapy. It helps me grow. This open letter is no different. It is a reminder of who I am, where I have been and who I want to become.