Category: Transformation



I was a painfully shy child. Mom says I hid behind her legs but I don’t remember that far back. I can see clearly in my mind being at Nicholl’s pharmacy and begging one of my sisters to buy a candy bar for me. (I may have come out of the womb afraid of my own shadow but those two ladies came out ready to roll.). I’m not sure if I was afraid of the cashier or afraid to be seen with Milky Way loot? I am blessed with another lovely memory from seventh grade when I had to share...


More Grace

Internal battles are my stock in trade. But what a pain when I have a job to do, or don’t feel well, or its past my bedtime. The other night, this person, did this thing. My battle started with condemnation right off the bat. “What a d-bag! Legalistic-rule-following-graceless-pig!” That type of refrain went on in my head for a good while.  I’m not ashamed to admit it, it is what it is, ya know? I didn’t sort it out until I shared my lovely thoughts with my son. His response added insult to injury…”Well Mom, you did screw up.” Huh,...


Don’t Know

Proverbs 12:25 “Anxiety weighs down the heart,
  but a kind word cheers it up.” A few years back I facilitated a book study where we used the late Dan Fogelberg’s Along the Road as our theme. “Joy at the start Fear in the journey, Joy in the coming home. A part of the heart Gets lost in the learning Somewhere along the road. Along the road, your path may wander. A pilgrim’s faith may fail. Absence makes the heart grow stronger. Darkness obscures the trail. Cursing the quest, Courting disaster. Measureless nights forebode. Moments of rest, Glimpses of laughter Are...