“Mama, I thought you were leaving!” Maggie looked up from her short stack of wooden blocks where she crouched, smiling,… Read more No tissues
But I . . .
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 . . .
Word of the year 2017
In early December, it grew bitterly cold in Arkansas. I stoked the wood stove full day in and day out,… Read more Word of the year 2017
One dark, starry, windy night—not unlike tonight, with temperatures drastically dropping, warning of winter storms approaching—I crouched alongside dozens of… Read more Move
God’s big hands
When I was 10 years old, I met Harmony Culbreath. She brought nothing but sunshine to my life. My mentor… Read more God’s big hands
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
There are some moments in life when I’m able to vividly recall exactly what I was doing at precise moments… Read more God will
On the most memorable Independence Day of my life, there were no fireworks. Well, that’s not entirely true. I remember… Read more No fireworks
Irises Ashes silently sway like snowflakes all the long, hard winter through dark, bitter nights. I sit and burn alone.… Read more Irises
The life I always wanted
Tuesday didn’t seem extraordinary in any way. I woke up to the sound of my baby calling for Daddy.… Read more The life I always wanted