The moments that change us have a way of dividing our lives into a before and an after.

I think that happens multiple times in a life. As sad as that is to think about, knowing that we have experiences that we go through, that as monumental as they seem at the time, that there is no guarantee that something even more altering won’t come somewhere else down the line. That’s the side effect of living – leaving ourselves open to knowing that one day it may take every effort we have, just to breathe in and out.

I have a tendency to make more of things than they may be. [If you listen close, you can hear the sound of a collective sarcastic gasp from anyone that knows me at all…]

Still, when it comes to matters of the heart, of emotion – feeling tends to be stronger than practicality. Particularly when it relates to rejection…

I understand that God made me a person who feels the feels. All of them. And that I can feel big.

Rejection gets to me. Slices deep and separates tissue and leaves a permanent mark. Side effect of the caring big part.

I wish it wouldn’t.

I didn’t intend to write today, but it needs to be spoken. Honestly, for my own heart. I truly do believe speaking gives power over that which contrives to remain hidden. So I need to continue to put it into practice. It is what began me journaling all those years ago. Writing it down helps …

I thrive on deep conversations. Surface level is not my comfort; in fact, it’s one of the most unsettling places I know. After all, we can no longer be strangers when we live authentic lives in the presence of others, and if there’s one thing I have wanted since I was a toddler, it was …

Happy Saturday, friends. I’m starting something new today that will become a semi-regular event. *Give-away Day* “Give-away day“ will serve a few purposes.

Good Morning.     You.     Who may be waking to a multitude of facts and emotions that may feel anything but good. You, who may be in a hospital, waiting to hold your new, strong, handsome son – letting the sway and swirl from pride, fear, trust, worry, immeasurable love take it’s heights …

No Greater Feeling In The World…

It’s sore-ab-laughter. It’s revealing-your-age TV references. It’s TMI storytelling and sincere prayer warriors meeting. It’s #FMFparty.      The precursor to this lovely event known as Five Minute Friday. Lisa-Jo gives us tools and sets us free in the wild world of writing without hinderance. Sometimes I have more to say before diving in. But …

New Friends, (in)couragers, & Book Club

I did it.I signed up for an (in)couragers group. I had no intention really – not specifically choosing not to participate, just that I wasn’t expecting to join. Community groups are something I’m used to doing locally. It makes sense. It’s how it usually is, right? But (in)courage is changing the restrictions of that notion. …

Having All

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” II Corinthians 9:8, NIV ’84     I saw this verse on one of my coffee mugs sitting on countertop. I take this verse …