I am free to run...  I am free to dance... I received an injury to my back from an accident in January - an accident that wasn't my fault. At the time, I was well on my way to losing the 60 pounds that needed to come off my body for me to feel healthy... Continue Reading →

Just… Shut Up.

My mouth. Ohhh, my mouth. When I was a little girl, my grandma taught me how to use a needle and thread; how I wish I could take a needle and thread and use it to sew up my own pie-hole. Yes, my very own open trap that doesn’t seem to know when to keep... Continue Reading →

The worst kind of sin

We all know it's wrong, even as we're doing it.  The silent looks, knowing nods of agreement, quiet snickers and eye-rolls. The exclusion of someone who isn't necessarily like us, isn't up to snuff in our estimation, or just does or says things that annoy us... when we silently devalue another and lead others in... Continue Reading →

Ever hear a song lyric that just strikes you?  Check this one out: There's a day that's drawing near, When this darkness breaks to light; And the shadows disappear, And my faith shall be my eyes. "My faith shall be my eyes..." what a powerful lyric - oh, that I would see with eyes of... Continue Reading →


It's the middle of the night, as usual, and I am pondering where I am on this "journey to beautiful."  Life in the last year has been such a whirlwind of work, school, church, and family crises that somewhere along the way I've become lost in the madness of it all.  My 12 year-old asked... Continue Reading →

Daddy God

I have three biological children.  My oldest is a boy.  My youngest is a girl.  And the one stuck right in the middle?  ALL BOY. Ben is good-looking.  He has big brown eyes, thick brown hair, olive skin, a muscular little frame, a soft, husky voice, and a smile that could melt a heart of... Continue Reading →

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