I have never cared about holiness. When I read Scripture, sang songs, or heard conversations about God’s holiness, I felt… Read more But I . . .
2017 gift list
Reflection on the year’s blessings and most important moments
I entered The Pinto, a trendy vintage coffee shop/eatery in downtown Batesville, and ordered my favorite caffeinated beverage—café breve—while waiting to… Read more The question
2014 gift list
Over seven years ago, I started a painful journey toward becoming myself. Lately I have been contemplating some things I’ve… Read more 2014 gift list
Irises Ashes silently sway like snowflakes all the long, hard winter through dark, bitter nights. I sit and burn alone.… Read more Irises
Channeling Ginger Rogers
I’ve read the Christmas story in the book of Matthew at least a dozen times—too many times, maybe. I mumble… Read more Channeling Ginger Rogers
In my past, when experiencing the sorrow and grief accompanying loss of relationships, I typically spent at least a week… Read more Remembering love
This is my story . . .
*My friend Samantha Hogan has been gracious enough to share my life story with her followers on Facebook. I thought… Read more This is my story . . .
“Will you make me some flan?” I scribbled this barely legible note with my left hand while nursing my daughter… Read more Benign
Dirtiest bath ever
When I was in Beijing as a college student, I took the dirtiest bath ever. After spending three weeks in… Read more Dirtiest bath ever