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Weathering the Seasons

Weathering the Seasons

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 to...
Beneficiary of a Dream

Beneficiary of a Dream

I don’t remember Mom talking much about dreams. What I do remember was how she lived life oblivious to boundaries. She created something from nothing all the time. My dad tells stories of coming home from work to find her painting rocks with me and my little sister....
Dreams Interrupted

Dreams Interrupted

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...
When Restless Means Rest More

When Restless Means Rest More

The first few weeks after Winsome, the women’s retreat I founded and my God-sized dream come true, I just kept spinning. After winding up that hard, you can’t stop on a dime. Weeks and months of preparations weren’t “unspun” in just one weekend. So as tired as I...
Surprised By Fear

Surprised By Fear

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...