Driving down the old roads of Franklin, Tennessee, Civil War era homes flanking the streets and battlefields in the distance, we passed an old, red brick church with a beautiful pair of arched wooden doors. One was partially open, drawing my eye and making me long to peek inside when a woman emerged. Her dark … More Contentment and Community
As you may know, I am a huge fan of Sally Clarkson. I wrote all about her in this post. She has written several books that have changed the way I live and her podcast is on constant play when I am in my car. For the past month I have had the pleasure of being … More Excitement!
I don’t know about you, but I get tired of the droning of a television or radio. Commercials, not-really-that-funny commentary to fill airtime or fulfill sponsor requirements, and never knowing what might pop up in an ad when little eyes and ears are nearby have kept my TV (and radio) mostly off, except for Fixer-Upper … More A Good Word: She Speaks Stories Podcast
One of the deepest longings of every human heart is to be known. So often we walk through seasons of loneliness, where we feel as if no one notices us…we could splat face-down on the sidewalk and the whole busy world would just keep walking, never turning to lend a hand or even gasp at … More Understanding.
As a now “older mom” among many of my friends, I found myself in an odd and often lonely season of motherhood. It is so easy to make friends when our kids are little. Playdates at the park or story times at the library are the perfect conditions for forming friendships around the common experience … More If You Lack a Mentor: In Gratitude to Sally Clarkson
My everyday tasks are made more simple when decisions are straightforward. … More Less is…less.
Ducking in quickly to share a sweet joy found in the midst of a bittersweet weekend. I am in Texas for the Life celebration of my sweet Great-Aunt, Bernice. My brother and I are staying in our parents’ home…just the four of us for the first time in, probably, decades. My dad emerged with a … More Home.
I knew He would do it. He always does. Every year I look for it. In songs, in books, in billboards even. I wonder if I am grasping at straws or just making it up. Is it a product of my imagination? How will I know when it is the one and not something my … More The Word for 2018
We left the hotel room in a flurry of bags, blankets and collected “treasures” from a week in Texas. Since I tend to get sleepy when driving past mid-afternoon I was determined to get on the road by 7:00 am. The kids, though, groggy, were on board with the idea. They were as ready to … More You Can’t Hold It All
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.” Helen Keller Greatness really isn’t glorious. When I think of greatness, I usually think big! I imagine royalty, (especially the British sort) and pageantry. I think of servants … More Simply Great