I am a 53-year-old Grandmother and I wear an Arizona State University pin on my green Starbucks apron. The pin often invites conversation from customers and each time, the exchange leads to the subject of my late-in-life pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree. I am always pleased to share with customers that I am only able… Continue reading It’s because of Starbucks, it’s because of you!
When we were five, we were five until our next birthday when we magically became six, and this journey continued until we hit puberty. We didn’t understand Life’s Seasons, for us the seasons of life were Summer and Christmas. That was the way of youth, we simply existed in our current phase unaware that we’d… Continue reading For Everything, A Season
I’ve been on both sides of the abortion issue. Meaning, one time when I was pregnant I chose abortion and one time when I was pregnant, and advised to choose abortion, I chose life. This doesn’t make me more knowledgeable than others on the issue of abortion, it just makes me an expert on abortion… Continue reading On Choosing Abortion and Choosing Life
In honor of this Sunday’s upcoming book signing, it seemed like a good time to post an excerpt from Where the Water Rages. If you’ve been on the fence about reading it, here’s your chance to check out a portion of the book and see if it piques your interest. The following excerpt from Chapter… Continue reading Where the Water Rages – An excerpt
It’s back! You feel it in the crisp autumn air, you hear it in the haunting voice of Karen Carpenter, and if you’re highly observant, you see it in the eyes of the folks directing you to insert your debit card into the chip reader. (Sidenote: do NOT EVER pull that card out early…you do… Continue reading Being Holiday Sad
Someone tell me this is normal. We are days away from closing escrow on a home that may be, to me, one of the most charming homes imaginable. At the same time, I am days away from everyone I know having the opportunity of reading my book and deciding for themselves if I can or… Continue reading Trying to Breathe
A few nights ago I sent a message to a friend telling her how much I longed to hear from God. Having just relocated from another state, I have to find a new job. It’s time to start over, but because of the multitude of times we’ve already started over, my resume is a mismatched… Continue reading APPLY HERE
Dreams come true. Sometimes it feels like a nightmare when it happens, but sometimes it evolves into a better reality than the original dream.
It was 1988, I had been a Christian for less than 2 years, David was one month out of Bible college, and we were three weeks into our marriage, when we left California and drove across the country to Danville, Illinois, where my husband had taken a job as a Youth Pastor. During the transition,… Continue reading Back to Our Future, aka: We’re Moving!
I look at this unframed black and white photograph of my Dad, my brothers and myself every day. It’s wedged on a shelf near my sunscreen on my bathroom counter. It reminds me that in as much as life is ever changing, some things will always remain the same. These days, the Sailing Ship Columbia, is… Continue reading Disney Dads and Discontentment