Freedom · Grief · spiritual growth

On Choosing Abortion and Choosing Life

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

Community · Freedom · spiritual growth

Being Holiday Sad

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

Freedom · spiritual growth

APPLY HERE

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

Community · Limerence · spiritual growth

Disney Dads and Discontentment

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

affair recovery · Freedom · marriage · spiritual growth

When It Matters Most

I like to imagine that I have my own bodyguard. A tough guy, who is equally intelligent. Imagine James Bond, minus the misogyny, following me around and protecting me from the world’s terrors. Oh, and the terrorizing is primarily internal, so he also lives in my brain. You know…phenomenal cosmic powers…itty-bitty living space. My brain… Continue reading When It Matters Most

Freedom · spiritual growth

Two Truths and a Lie

When my children were teenagers they taught me a game. The name of the game was, โ€œTwo Truths and a Lieโ€ and it was a great way to pass time while waiting for our food at a restaurant, when standing in line at an amusement park, or while riding in the minivan. The conversational game… Continue reading Two Truths and a Lie

Freedom · spiritual growth

I Can’t Smile Without You: A Love Song for My Wrinkles

“No way! You’re fifty?” the college coed working behind the counter at Sephora was practically yelling. Surely, this girl must have been a cheerleader at some point in her life, because her voice boomed off the glass counter tops and against the white walls reverberating her statement to the whole store. “You don’t even look… Continue reading I Can’t Smile Without You: A Love Song for My Wrinkles

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What Lies Beneath

I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to be today’s contributing author at Deeper Waters, an online sisterhood where healing words meet kindred souls. Today’s devotional is part of a series through the Book of Joshua. Day 7 Scripture Reading: Joshua 7 Key Verse: โ€œIt is true! I have sinned against the Lord, the God of… Continue reading What Lies Beneath

Grief · spiritual growth

Confessions of a Flawed Mommy

I have a confession to make: I was a flawed Mommy. There is probably a litany of stories to prove it, but I saw something online today, and it prompted the memory of two specific events that occurred during my flawed Mommy years. The incidents I am about to share took place over the course… Continue reading Confessions of a Flawed Mommy

Grief · spiritual growth

Give Me the Strange Life: Johnny’s Legacy

On the first day of October the world lost some of its beauty when 23-year-old Johnny Strange died in a wingsuit accident. The young man had been climbing and jumping his entire life. He holds the world record as the youngest person to have ever climbed all Seven of the World’s Summits. I never met… Continue reading Give Me the Strange Life: Johnny’s Legacy