Life and Light

This past Friday started quietly. Soft pajamas. A mug of tea. A visit with a friend. My television stayed off. My phone remained in the other room. So at first I missed the news of the shooting that happened 15 minutes from my house. The 5-hour ordeal that left the community shaken and three families grieving and shattered. That was… Read more →


Here is the world…

  One of my favorite authors is Frederic Buechner. I still remember when I read his work for the first time. I was fresh out of college, living in Nashville. I was battered by grief and felt needy and frightened and terribly alone. God felt as distant as He ever had. Every Sunday I sat in a church pew and… Read more →



A few months ago, I signed up to run a 5k. And you guys, everything about it went wrong. I didn’t register correctly. I missed a deadline. I waited in a long line at an annoyingly un-helpful help desk. I left running gear at home and had to buy new things. And then the actual training. Or lack thereof. I… Read more →


We See Imperfectly

I was in my 20s when I first started seeing a counselor. Her name was Julie, and she had big Texas hair and perfectly pedicured toes, and she always hugged me in a cloud of perfume when I left her office. She was also kind and smart and pushed me past the comfortable and into the life-shattering. In the best… Read more →


Guard Your Heart

You guys. I’m struggling with what to write on here. There’s a lot of good going on in my life. Friendships that are growing and blossoming. Safe places that feel solid and safe. There are new, exciting things. Old, comfortable things. There is good news and answered prayers. There is also the hard. Challenges and conflict that leave me utterly… Read more →


My new favorite breakfast

In my last post, I alluded to a breakfast I recently made for myself on the morning after my aunt died. It was a self-care breakfast. One that took time. Skill. There were layers and tastes and it’s not the kind of breakfast I would typically make just for me. But why? Why wouldn’t I make something nice just for… Read more →

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