The end of a season can feel like a fail. Driving up the mountain, my daughter-in-love Hilary and I notice the dry summer leaves along the roadway. Despite ninety degree days, the longer, cooling nights testified to the imminence of fall. “I always feel like I have...

I look up the word interrupt and find definitions like these: made discontinuous, followed not by the expected, stop the continuous progress, break the continuity. The word clearly evokes a detour from what is expected. My God-sized dreams have been interrupted . . . by more than I could have...

I was scared. Really scared. Until  I decided, committed, and scooted my butt right off the 55 foot platform. After that, it was easy (almost anticlimactic). With helmet, harness & ropes, I walked with 12 women who in any other setting would have looked pretty normal. But these ladies were anything...

If you can Imagine  A lion without a roar Spring without daffodils Starbucks without Caramel Macchiatos A girl without giggles  YOU without your dreams Yes YOU with no dreams Unnatural Incomplete Wrong Because your dreams are more than just pie-in-the-sky, Disney princess fluff Your deep desires, passions, gifts, and dreams are as unique as your fingerprint  Just as inseparable  And...

I really like the word embrace.  Besides the clear message of love and affection that it brings to mind, there is an intentionality to it that challenges me. At our wedding, Jeff and I danced our first dance to the popular 80's song, Just You & I.  We...

I came across this old post tonight.  It was written almost three years ago. When our dream of moving to the country was just that . . a dream. Today it's our reality.  And it's better than we ever dreamed! I'm still dreaming. And the dream I'm dreaming now...

My grace is enough; it's all you need.  My strength comes into its own  in your weakness. It seems the fears that kept me from stepping out, taking risks, and content to live safe are the same ones that try to dissuade me from this faith journey of...

The question: Think back to another time in your life when you took positive action. What did you learn then that can help you now too? My answer: Accepting my limitations and giving myself a break (aka grace) when I reach them. Also, knowing what feeds...