Books · Friends · Jesus

Dear Ann, (A Letter to my Spiritual Mentor)

(I’ve been mentored by Ann Voskamp for the past four years. We’ve never met, yet through the power of the written word and the internet’s magic, I sit on a regular basis at the feet of this humble and wise soul. She gifted the world with another book and I have a story I can’t… Continue reading Dear Ann, (A Letter to my Spiritual Mentor)


4 Lessons From My 91 Year Old Grandmothers

One of my favorite road trips starts at my driveway and loops down through the wheat fields and back roads of northern Oklahoma to the homes of my two grandmothers. They each celebrated their 91st birthday in June. These two women have been a constant in my life for five decades. I don’t take for… Continue reading 4 Lessons From My 91 Year Old Grandmothers

Music · Photography · Things I've Learned

A Walk With Evening Grace

Some days burn rubber. By supper time I feel the skid marks dirtying up my soul. Clothes rumpled, makeup smudged, heavy sighs come in groups of threes. Last night instead of falling on the couch to numb out with the remote or a book, I exchanged dinner dishes for walking shoes. The sun was low and… Continue reading A Walk With Evening Grace

Books · Character · Things I've Learned

The Party is Just Getting Started

“The world is more magical, less predictable, more autonomous, less controllable, more varied, less simple, more infinite, less knowable, more wonderfully troubling than we could have imagined being able to tolerate when we were young.”  — James Hollis Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life I turn fifty next year. Fifty. Fifty. Fifty. Fifty.… Continue reading The Party is Just Getting Started