Here’s to the ones who feel happy.
In a good place in life, in career, in relationships, personally, internally, health-wise or mentally or physically.

Here’s to the ones who feel lost & confused.
Who thought they knew what to expect from something and instead, were thrown far beyond sight. Who thought they knew what to do or who to trust or where to go. Who now question what they know at all.

It’s been a harder couple of weeks.

There have been some difficult hours and He has never hidden from me, nor allowed me to hide for long from that which (or those who) could speak healing over me. I’ve been struggling to see my needs as valid – okay, truthfully I always struggle with this. Every.day.

I finally saw first episode of HGTV’s Fixer Upper.     I know, I’m really behind. Through my fantastic Roku and my parent’s generosity of letting me register through their Direct TV, I can watch HGTV live if I wanted, but I can watch all seasons and episodes of certain shows – this one, being the …

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 …

So it’s actually happening… It was finalized months ago, back in March. It’s not as if I couldn’t have prepared, except I didn’t really know how to. I’ve been dreaming of attending this conference for years. And now I am finally able to go.        It doesn’t seem real. I think that’s why I’m so grossly …

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 …

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 …

When to Call It ________

It’s time again. I do not always get to participate in 5 Minute Fridays, through no one’s fault but my own. Yet it is a joy stacked on joy when I do sit down, surround myself in stillness, then interrupt with keys tapping. 5 minutes. Free thought. Sometimes incomplete, but always the beginning of something …

Creativity Causes

What sparks your creativity?           a   place                    an   event                  a   song,   poem,   picture… I’m sure the answer is different, to some amount of degree or another, from one person to …