Friends · God · Marriage · Mental Health · seasons


The word that keeps rolling around my brain these days, the one that means the most to me when it comes to describing God’s character, is steadfast. In my times of meditation and quiet before God, this is the facet of His character that shines through. It means: stead·fast ˈstedˌfast/ adjective resolutely or dutifully firm… Continue reading Steadfast


What Becomes of the Broken Hearted

I just googled How to Live With a Broken Heart. A few years ago, I would have googled How to Recover from a Broken Heart. Or How to Bounce Back. How to Overcome. Basically, How to Get Over It Already. But now I am not so sure we are meant to “Get Over it.” Disappointment,… Continue reading What Becomes of the Broken Hearted

Anxiety · God · Grief · Mental Health · Therapy

When You’re a Fighter, Not a Lover

I love Shauna Niequist. Maybe in a kind of stalker-ish way. I adore her writing and her recipes. I am a huge fan of her dad, Bill Hybels, her mother Lynne, and the amazing ministry they have accomplished all together at Willow Creek. Their family truly inspires me. I have seen Bill talk 3 times… Continue reading When You’re a Fighter, Not a Lover

Dreams · Friends · God

Bloom Where You’re Planted

Beautiful, happy tulips on display at Biltmore. Lord, why couldn’t I be planted at Biltmore?   I currently reside in a small town in Georgia. And by small, I mean the population is less than 15,000. My husband and I have lived here for almost 13 years. It’s the longest I have ever lived in… Continue reading Bloom Where You’re Planted

Mental Health · Therapy · Writing

Why write?

I often wonder what compels me to cut open my veins and bleed all over this keyboard that sits in front of me. I apologize for that graphic image. But for those of you who are acquainted with the metaphor, often attributed to Ernest Hemingway, you know that I am talking about the craft of… Continue reading Why write?

Anxiety · Depression · Freedom · God · Grief · Hope

Finding Joy in the Mourning

There is something about heartbreak that teaches us more about love, than love alone ever can. There is something about living in darkness that makes us long for light. There is something about being lied to that makes the truth, once we hear it, that much clearer. There is something about living in bondage that… Continue reading Finding Joy in the Mourning

God · Marriage

And the Two Shall Become One

After being married to the same person for 17 years, I am beginning to understand why marriage is so important to God, so sacred. In a world full of disposable relationships, ghosting and unfriending have become our go-to methods of relationship management. We pick people apart; god-breathed, beautiful, and fearfully made souls, discarding and shelving… Continue reading And the Two Shall Become One