Flowers In The Desert

My kid called from the Mohave Desert. (And I’m not speaking metaphorically.) Tent up, flapping in the desert breeze. Backpack and bottles strewn about like her bedroom used to be. Her skin freckled & parched from trekking 130 miles in the heat. It’s her third leg hiking the 2,650-mile PCT. A photo chirped my phone … Continue reading Flowers In The Desert

The One Way to A Whole Heart Is A Broken One (The Whole Heart of Christmas)

It feels like a whole other lifetime since then — the hour my husband confessed his moment of infidelity. A split second can change your life forever, but what you ultimately uncover can change your future for the better. NOTHING HELPS US BECOME MORE LIKE A CHILD QUITE LIKE THE CHILD WHO BECAME A MAN … Continue reading The One Way to A Whole Heart Is A Broken One (The Whole Heart of Christmas)

You Take Brave Steps Toward Loving Others When You Count Yourself Worth His Love

My Mama is not to be trifled with. She and Dad left suburban life broke, but determined to give their kids what they never had. Owning land, breeding animals, and growing fields in wide open spaces was the backdrop for a family that sticks together. Before my sister and I arrived Mama birthed two boys, breech. … Continue reading You Take Brave Steps Toward Loving Others When You Count Yourself Worth His Love