Remember

Oftentimes, life is lived in the trenches. The Trenches do not give vista views. The Trenches are sweaty, musty, dirty, close-quartered and tend to lend to a near-sighted mindset. In The Trenches, we forget the big picture. I have been feeling the Trench life in my bones. When a chronic illness inhabits your home andContinue reading “Remember”

A little Disney Magic

I drank the kool-aid. Our family had a special time together at Disney last week. I love being all in in an adventure. Being “with” my family, laughing, eating, and exploring was life-giving to me. The first day I decided that I would paint a collage of all of our experiences there–each restaurant, ride, snack,Continue reading “A little Disney Magic”

The most destructive F word

The F word that breeds the most destruction…FEAR.  Fear keeps us from pressing into things and relationships that need courage and intentionality, and fear can steer us to actions that seem courageous and purposed but breed destruction.  Fear isolates us.  Fear brings polarization.  Fear clouds truth.  Fear elicits emotional response without thoughtfulness.  Fear shuts usContinue reading “The most destructive F word”

When you feel like Christmas is not for you this year…

This time of year has a magical hue, but it can be brutal to one’s inner life. Expectations, build up, performance and the wave of reality crashes… Dreams, hopes, memories, pressure and the boat tips as someone else has a different plan. One can have such hopes and seemingly feel invisible in all the noise.Continue reading “When you feel like Christmas is not for you this year…”