An Introverts Search For Courage In An Extroverted World

For as long as I can remember fear has been the driving force of my existence. I wasn’t comfortable leaving mom’s side. And even at her side, fear stayed close by. Various quotes crossed my path this past year aimed at abolishing fear. But I’ve never known fear to stop for a smart phrase. The … Continue reading An Introverts Search For Courage In An Extroverted World

The Secret To Getting What You Want (It’s Not Anything Like I Thought)

I wanted to move. In the last 5 years I must have told my hubs a hundred times, "This looks like a beautiful place to live!" (Skirting around the subject is my strong suit.) I'm living on the same road I grew up on. I say that like it's the worst. Like I'm 14, moaning … Continue reading The Secret To Getting What You Want (It’s Not Anything Like I Thought)

We Walk By Faith: Experiencing God as we bravely and boldly surrender to Him

I’m totally distracted in church. Levi (who recently learned to walk) is out of his seat. Attempting to hold his attention and keep him from storming the stage, his Mother breaks the seal of a small shiny bag. It’s crackers. I’m jealous. I’m hungry. But not for food. I hunger to experience the world through … Continue reading We Walk By Faith: Experiencing God as we bravely and boldly surrender to Him

Epidemic Harmony

Call me crazy, but this deep-dyed introvert loves social media. Cutting ties with electric keys on humming machines, carbon paper, and white-out, I was smitten with auto correct, copy & paste, edit, and delete. Clicking till the cows came home, I stopped dreading the long, hard road of starting all over again. But I’m learning … Continue reading Epidemic Harmony

We Can’t Afford To Be Hearers, and Not Doers of the Word

We had to do something. Filling two grocery carts, we carried 25 bags of mercy door to door on the poorest side of town. Bought styrofoam container of mud and worms for the young robin abandoned in the gutter—because we couldn’t watch one more senseless death. Still breathing here. Holding on and handing out because … Continue reading We Can’t Afford To Be Hearers, and Not Doers of the Word

When Your Heart Starts Turning Dark in the Brightest Season

The sun stayed up till eight o’clock last night. My front yard is bloomin’ pink petals and last year’s perennials. I’m watching tree buds turn into shoots. Coiled leaves uncurl like a newborn fist. Soft and supple, every lobe carefully carved. Form and color quietly march in right before my eyes. Sparrows and finches fill … Continue reading When Your Heart Starts Turning Dark in the Brightest Season

How Turning Over Your Life Is More Crucial Than Returning to Life as Usual

I called my Mama today. It don’t matter how long it’s been since she folded my clothes—sometimes I just need my Mama. I can’t feel her hands through the phone. I miss her. I need her, but her voice will have to be enough. Affection is not something she lavishes, but if you come into … Continue reading How Turning Over Your Life Is More Crucial Than Returning to Life as Usual