Because of the Christmas Lights

Because of the Christmas Lights

I wrote this years ago for an old blog which I’ve since taken down. Someone asked me to retell the story, so I decided to re-post it here. Enjoy! One December long ago, I was a Senior in college with just one semester left. Most of my friends had either...
Memorable Reads of 2018

Memorable Reads of 2018

Am I too late to post my some of my most memorable reads of 2018? I hope not…’cause here goes! (Offered without commentary in no particular order.) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Prairie Fires: The American Dream of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser...
Don’t Be Afraid

Don’t Be Afraid

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”  –Frederick Buechner Reading a Bible storybook to my preschoolers one evening, we opened to a chapter where an angel appears on the scene. “What do you think he’s going to...
Dauntless

Dauntless

This morning, sunshine beams un-self-consciously crashing violently against darkness Springtime does not mean any offense, did not intend to interrupt despair contradict anxiety. Audacious. She cannot help herself. Springtime expands and protrudes and infiltrates...
We Breathe

We Breathe

Friends, I am so excited to introduce you to Whitney R. Simpson. Whitney is a fellow member of the Redbud Writers Guild, and when we met years ago I knew I had found a kindred spirit. She recently released her new book, Holy Listening with Breath, Body, and the...

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