Hide and Seek

To my fellow truth-seekers, I would say this:  Be careful what you ask for. You just might get it. Often, the truth is more painful than what your perceived reality has always been. But no matter how painful, the truth is what sets you free and allows you to pick yourself up, dust off the... 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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