friendship

  Even when friends directly say the words to my face, sometimes I have a hard time believing them. Even when those friends are gracious enough to write the words down in a held-in-my-own-hand tangible sort of way, I am tempted to doubt their sincerity. You see,...

The God Who Sees

  El Roi. It means The God Who Sees. A few years ago the kids and I read a book about the different names of God.  I’ve particularly remembered this name. There are moments I feel seen. Moments I can sense the “being known”.  Through...

needy people

  The day my friends and I visited Charleston we found street parking near the ice cream shop we wanted to visit. The meter required actual coins and the four of us were digging around in our bags, searching for quarters and coming up mostly empty handed. A lady...

plate spinning

  I guess last week I took an accidental hiatus from writing. And from responding in a timely manner to my emails. I’ve felt a lot like I’ve been swimming underwater and the struggle to “get it all done” has been overwhelming. This is the...

Family Values

  The idea stemmed from a conversation, a comment to a conversation really.  (You never know when what you say will be the seed of an idea or the catalyst for change.) This friend mentioned having a set of family values – a list of what matters in your...