November 10, 2017

Linking up with Five Minute Friday today! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: SILENCE

"Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death." Jean-Jacques Rousseau

April 2, 2011 was a Saturday. We were...

November 3, 2017

Linking up with Five Minute Friday today! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: NEED

The morning after my divorce I woke to an ear-wounding battery operated alarm clock. The incessant beeping brought me to tear...

October 20, 2017

Linking up with Five Minute Friday today! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: DISCOVERY (True confession- I wrote for a lot more than 5 minutes on this one!!)

Well friends, I'm sorry I've been so distant thes...

August 19, 2017

If you missed the first post in this series about our Heavenly Citizenship, click here to read Part 1.

My first year of teaching, a student in my class arrived in January from Russia. The poor kid. We smiled at him a lot. The other kids put their arms around his should...

August 14, 2017

After two weeks of soaking in the beautiful beaches, delicious food, and hospitality of Greece, I was ready to go home. I could almost feel the air conditioning. My bed. My pillow. My hair dryer. My car. The comforts I had been lacking on my amazing vacation. Those thi...

July 14, 2017

I've never been a very emotional person. Becoming overly emotional is one of the worst parts of divorce. You begin to wonder if you're going to be a crazy, irrational person for the rest of your life. The constant barrage of mixed emotions is enough to put you flat on...

June 23, 2017

Linking up with#fiveminutefriday today! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: STEADY

The stifling humidity did nothing for my already sweaty palms and pounding heart. I remind myself to breathe more than once a...

June 15, 2017

Yesterday the President of Proverbs 31 Ministries, and best-selling author Lysa Terkeurst announced her intended divorce from her husband of almost 25 years. Her blog post titled: Rejection, Heartbreak, and A Faithful God tore my heart out as I read an all too familiar...

June 2, 2017

Linking up with#fiveminutefriday today! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: FUTURE

On December 13, 2011 my world blew up with the slam of a judge's gavel as she declared my marriage "irretrievably broken". In...

May 22, 2017

"Nobody wakes up thinking, "my world will explode today. My whole world will change." Nobody thinks that. But sometimes it happens." 

            Meredith Grey

I sat across from a precocious four-year-old as he licked almond butter from his lips...

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