I am putting our birth story down on record. It feels like a rite of passage for a writer who becomes a mom. I’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time.

I tell it in 3 parts. I would be honored to share it with you.

I know. It’s been….a long while. I’m honestly going to be incredibly surprised if there is even a “you” reading this. I may have lost the small pairs of eyes I did have, due to this belabored absence. So much has occurred. Beautiful things. Excruciating things. Life. We all experience it.

I’ve been thinking about a lot of things lately. Usually, that’s fodder for writing – where I put jumbled to keyboard or pencil to paper and I learn what’s swirling about. I come to realize what was trying to be discovered, said. That’s how writing is for me.           Usually. I’ve …

Remember,

                    there is joy in sunshine, there is clarity in the light.

What I must remember

How could I possibly forget – how my strands of DNA interlace with morning breeze, a tapestry of colors in sky, Autumn breeze delicately beckoning welcome home.        Stress melts away when I plant myself under open air. Unfailingly. And yet I unconsciously refuse to give practice to my joy. I am a …

When it all will happen again…

The blinker pulses on blank screen, waiting for direction. Asking to be expanded, leaving thought-provoking words in its wake. Witty banter. Keen discovery.    And I hesitate      again.Mind reels and scenarios play out and I pray to understand relationships and chemistry between people. Pray bravery in a fallen world when people hurt. When …

Selah in Circumstances

It’s been one time zone, two states, and 8 months since I’ve worked for a paycheck. By the inconceivable blessings of family and amazing friends, I’ve been encouraged, cared for and even supported in countless ways. This has sustained me through drier seasons. And I’ve had longer seasons of darkness and unemployment as well.  Yet …

What can I say?

Let me know if I’m the only one who can say to myself: “What do you have to say that’s so special? What could you add to all the thoughts already out there, that could make a difference or encourage what hasn’t already been encouraged?”   I’m sure I’m not the only one who has …

The Discipline of Joy

Maintenance is required to keep anything alive. Care, nurturing, attention…these are vital in the continuance of life, of thriving. This applies to anything that moves, breathes, changes, adapts….think deeply about how this could apply for you. It might not take very long for you to come to a conclusion.               For me, it’s writing. My …