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Finding Hope in Haiti

“Hey, want to go to Haiti with me in February?” read my favorite text of Fall 2016. The subtle hints I’d been dropping to my friend Katie had finally paid off (I want to go! Pleasepleasepleaseplease. Take me next!!) Katie is one of THOSE people. The kind you meet for the first time and within… Continue reading Finding Hope in Haiti

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

Family · Things I've Learned

A Sacred History: Listening to the Heart of a Teenager

[PART THREE: I’ve got one final post about Gary Thomas’s concept of “sacred history”. I couldn’t help but be captivated by the idea of our stories with those we love most becoming a holy history. Links to parts one and two at the bottom.] “Listening to God makes parenting sacred….True listening is an active discipline.… Continue reading A Sacred History: Listening to the Heart of a Teenager

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The Story Shelf: May 2016

“Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.”  ― Ben Okri Here are some of the best stories discovered and re-discovered during the wonderful month of May: >>The Abolitionists – I’m sharing a story I haven’t even heard yet. This documentary was released in May for a limited number of showings and… Continue reading The Story Shelf: May 2016