Days can be full of the most mundane things. More often than not, we let the mundane become our focus and lose focus on the extraordinary things that exist around us. Continue reading 3-13-2017, A Lesson about Giving Grace (to myself)
In fact, when I think about women in society, I often think about their working hands. Those hands that are behind the scenes, unnoticed, unappreciated, and too often overworked. Hands that teach, create, correct, and love. Continue reading Dear Women, Thank You.
In prayer, we ask, plead with and talk to what we have never seen. And to all of us doubting, Jesus only answers: “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed” (John 20:29). Continue reading Blessed Are Those
It may not be naïve after all to believe there are times in human history where we remember we belong to each other. It seems to me that when we forget that truth we should make time in our lives to come back together again and give thanks. Continue reading A Thanksgiving Story
Perhaps to all of us who have been through it and to those of us who are going through it now, this image is one to encourage us on the journey. In those moments where we are tempted to say “I have been there,” it reminds us that God always says, “I am with you now.” Continue reading An Essay on Young Adulthood
The hum of the vacuum The empty new home echo You’re snuggled up to my breast Lulling in and out of sleep I’m feeding you in a lawn chair next to the window. This is the place we will call home Our future memories Hope-full-y many things Siblings, first steps, laughter and flowers New pets, … Continue reading 7-22-16, Sounds of our New Home
4:30 a.m. the baby cries for food Eyes stuck shut I pry them open with the light of my phone Yesterday, black men died. Apparently today, 10 police officers. I don’t read. I don’t click the details. I don’t want to know. My best friend sleeps over, she stirs. I could wake her, tell her, not … Continue reading 7-8-16, When Violence Happens in the Middle of the Night