YOU WANT TO FLY BUT YOU DON’T HAVE WINGS

When the grandkids come, we play a game we call Would You Rather. Would you rather be a whale or a penguin? Would you rather have a toothache or a sprained ankle? Occasionally for fun, we throw in this one, “If you could have a superpower what would it be?” I always say, I would … Continue reading YOU WANT TO FLY BUT YOU DON’T HAVE WINGS

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

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

Matters of Life & Death: How Do You Know You Love God?

Bright blue sky peeks between pearl white clouds—but more showers are on the way. No breaks in the forecast for days. Windows snap shut. Everything feels heavy and wet. But the trees breathe a sigh of relief.  Summer scorched the earth this year. Crops were cut and stored ahead of schedule. I fear the leaves … Continue reading Matters of Life & Death: How Do You Know You Love God?

There’s More To Us Than Our Worst Moments

"Movement is life." He said it like it was gospel. I guess if you’re needing a chiropractor, it's what you want to hear. Still, his comment hung hollow in the air. "Listen to your body. It tells you what it needs." Those were the words that touched a nerve. All day I'd been questioning what … Continue reading There’s More To Us Than Our Worst Moments

We Can Enjoy All the Same Things and Come Completely Apart

He couldn’t wait to take me there. “I have something to show you when you have a minute.” In our marriage that once meant, I know you’re gonna love what I love. Today it means, I know you. “I found a picture you are going to want to take.” He says, standing at door wide … Continue reading We Can Enjoy All the Same Things and Come Completely Apart

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

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

Rethinking My Facecrook

My identity was faked on Facebook. A bunch of my friends were used as pawns for pillaging. It’s so creepy. I'm so sorry. My picture smiling, hovering over videos concocted to coax and confiscate. Thieves advancing right along with technology. Though confidentiality clauses and privacy policies plaster everything we sign, code, or chip—they're finding new … Continue reading Rethinking My Facecrook