I wrote this piece after a recent trip to El Salvador and Mexico, where I was gathering stories from children living in desperate poverty–stories of hope and release. Stories that remind me how blessed I am.   Today I feel caught between two worlds. My arms still bare the mosquito bites of El Salvador, but my legs stretch out in… Read more →



Hey y’all! Don’t you love it when someone launches a blog and then never ever posts on it? I know I do! In all seriousness, those last two posts summed everything up. I had nothing new to report. The bad days outnumbered the good for a while. And then they evened out. And now I’d even say the good days… Read more →


No Pretty Bow

I like to write about things once they’ve been resolved. I’ve always struggled with wanting to wrap things up with a nice bow. Make it pretty. Whitewash it. Now do you understand why I haven’t written in so long? I’m in the middle of a difficult season. I wrote about much of it in my last post. I slip. I… Read more →


Trapped Inside

There’s a post-it note stuck on my mirror. I see it every morning when I stumble into the bathroom, my face crisscrossed with sleep lines, my cowlick asserting itself. I see that purple note when I lean in close to the mirror to put on my make-up, hiding and highlighting. And I see it again at night as I scrub that… Read more →

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