The sun never came out today. It came up, just not out. Well, at least it didn't appear to. Instead, it poured heavy, sullen raindrops all day long, and it broke my 11-year-old's heart. We've been blessed the last few weeks with some gorgeous sunshine here in the PNW, until these past few days. Today the rain fell ... read more
The fear of death and how to defeat it
The visitor arrived on the third Friday in September of my fifth-grade year. It slithered its way in unannounced, descending upon our home and bringing with it a canopy of sorrow. During a perfectly normal afternoon, somewhere between afternoon snacks and the excitement of Friday night football, I was introduced to ... read more
My story this far & the love of God
This is the follow up to my last post that I promised. Feel free to jump over on the link here if you didn't read the last post. I thought I was well acquainted with weakness. Having dealt with anxiety and depression for so many years has taught me how to embrace my weaknesses. Or so I thought. Funny how that ... read more
How to live fearless when your normal is gone
I've probably written this post about one-hundred times—between in my head and on the computer screen–because I haven't been able to say what I want to say exactly how I want to say it. And let me tell you, that's frustrating for someone who really loves words. Instead of the constant sound of clickity-clack on my ... read more
Where is your God now?
Why? Those 3 little letters, made into one tiny word with infinite answers. And often no answer at all. We have a love/hate relationship—that word and I—it can illuminate wonderful discoveries or leave the questioner with hopeless frustration. I have uttered this one-syllable word far more than I care to ... read more
Do you need somewhere safe to run?
I've been thinking about where I live an abnormal amount lately. We're selling our house and preparing to move, so every thought of mine is consumed with this. I love the comfort and consistency of home and if I'm being honest, I dislike hate change. And moving means change. And change isn't fun for me. Even good ... read more
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