Back in 1996, at the ripe impressionable age of 19 I went to a large missions conference with 19,000 other college & University students from across the globe. One night, a speaker named T.V. Thomas was having a hard time talking. His voice was raspy and was catching every 3 words. It was painful to […]
The One in Which My Mouth was Wide Open Because I Witnessed a Miracle (and you can too)!
WIWW – + friends
Another round of What I Wore Wednesday + friends. Here’s a ‘little miss preppy’ look that is really not “me” at all… …but I decided to rock it anyway. Navy blue pants – Old Navy, Yellow/white striped shirt – Target, camel belt – thrifted, sandals, -$3 Kohl’s clearance, scarf – a gift from my MOST […]
Don’t Value Success over Significance
A few weeks after my Dad died, my brother called and said ‘I think there’s something you should have.’ It was a small wooden jewelry box with a scroll inside. The scroll was wrapped in a shiny red rope. Written on the scroll was a prayer to God about my Mother & I. That box […]
Is Depression a 1st world problem?
It took me almost a year to build up the courage to finally share my battle with depression. For many years I lived in POINTLESS shame about it. Eventually, it got worse. I started writing poems about it. I have been exhausted by it. I have wondered if it will ever go away. Last year, […]
The Cost of a Child
Image via Early Childhood Education. (Link removed at their request). I’ll take ANY of those losses to gain these beautiful smiles… So. What have you gained by being a parent?
When the people you love are lying through their nasty teeth
I watched The Truman Show tonight while I was pretending to get some work done. A line stuck out to me: “If Truman wanted to get out, he would. But he won’t because we all accept the reality we have been given.” And it’s true, we do until we know we don’t have to. Everyone […]