Restless Heart

My heart has been thirsty lately--and when I say, “thirsty”, I mean parched. I’ve been distressingly pained with a desperate longing; anticipation of a fullness-- or a completeness-- I know exists because I’ve experienced its sense of peace and belonging --and often euphoric effects sporadically throughout my entire life. We’ve all experienced this inconsolable thirst. … Continue reading Restless Heart

If I Had Parenting to Do-Over Again…

It never ceases to amaze me how many young mamas, friends and strangers alike, ask me for parenting advice. I don’t think it necessarily has anything to do with the fact that my girls have grown into delightful, God-fearing women, but more so because as women, we want to learn from one another; we need … Continue reading If I Had Parenting to Do-Over Again…

Yellow Roses; A Father’s Day Tribute

Today, marks the sixth Father's Day, the sixth year of heart-to-heart conversations gone by, the sixth year of missing my Daddy's big bear hugs and whispered, I love yous. I can still see him as he was, however-- in his baseball cap and Levis, with that familiar side-to-side walk. I can still hear his calming voice and … Continue reading Yellow Roses; A Father’s Day Tribute

But You Can’t Shoot Them

Like most, my mind has been whirling with emotions, ranging from heart-break to anger and every emotion in between, over the violent mass shooting that took place earlier this week at Pulse, a LGBT+ nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 50 lives were brutally and prematurely ended while an additional 50-plus were tragically wounded, causing an uproar … Continue reading But You Can’t Shoot Them

Just Say, “Thank You”

Perhaps you have heard phrases such as, “under promise, over deliver” or “plan for the worst, but hope for the best”. Phrases like this are said by realists. They know unexpected things happen and therefore their goals, endpoints, or dreams don't always have the desired outcome, so they plan upfront for a possible miscarriage of … Continue reading Just Say, “Thank You”