Uncategorized / 15.06.2018

  I planted my window boxes last night. The sun was setting through the trees, but the long summer light allowed me to work until almost nine. The cooler temperature was welcome, and I thought of farmers who used to work late into the night with a full moon. It wasn't until we moved away from the city to the country that I even started to notice things like longer days and moon phases. Did you know the sun rises and sets at different places throughout the year? I know, that's how we get our seasons. It's a scientific fact, but that's...

Uncategorized / 12.06.2018

  Less is more. You've probably heard it before. It's the minimalist's mantra, and in a loud world longing for simplicity, it makes sense. Rejecting the extraneous and embracing minimalism is a welcome change. But even minimalism can be complicated. A quick online search for minimalism brings up 334,000,000 hits. That's 334,000,000 ways to "simplify" your life. A reality of living in the information age is the non-stop flow of ways to make life better. We can perfect our schedules, our meal plans, our health, our careers, our homes, our relationships . . . you name it! perfectionism is insatiable. It always demands more. Perfectionism offers us one of...

Imperfection, living well, Perfectionism, thoughts on cracked pots / 14.02.2018

It was one of the first plays I’d ever auditioned for. At sixteen, I was a college freshman, and my introverted self was struggling to connect socially. Drama wasn’t my thing, but I thought it would be a fun way to get involved and make some new friends. The audition went surprisingly well. I reached down deep and drew out my inner diva (believe me, it took some digging). A few days later, I made call backs for the musical part of the audition! This should have been easy for me. I’d spent my high school years touring with our church choir...

God-sized Dreams, living well / 14.02.2018

The road to my home goes up the side of a mountain. It curves back and forth, as it winds its way up the steep incline. As I was driving it the other day, I thought how it repeatedly takes us in the opposite direction of our house. The road to our house sometimes takes us away from our house. The road to our dreams is a lot like the road up the mountain to my home. When I began to pursue my dream of writing, I could see my goal clearly. And my vision of attaining it was a road that was straight up. But life. It apparently...

Uncategorized / 20.12.2017

See that brave little girl up there? She's who I want to be when I grow up! Can't you just feel her courage and strength? Or is it naiveté? Maybe. But maybe not. Maybe she's still in touch with who she was created to be. Unscathed by the harsh realities life has yet to throw her way, she's acutely aware of her power. She isn't perfect. You don't need to be when you're Supergirl. She's been loved well, and it's made her invincible. Like I said, she's my hero, and today she's my inspiration for some brave steps of my own! My first book, An Imperfect Woman: Letting...