(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)
The days between Christmas and New Years have always felt like the Never-Never land at the end of the calendar. The emotions and activity of December clears the summit on Christmas day then like a ball, rolls slowly downhill toward a new year. For me these days always settle in a corner of my heart… Continue reading Expectations for a New Year
I have a massive list of things I should be doing right now. But after dragging out the collection of Christmas books I’m itching to share highlights of this beloved stack. Books and their stories. They distract me every single time. I cleaned out all my books this fall, a job smack dab in my… Continue reading Top 10 Christmas Books
Getting dressed is hard. It’s Monday morning and I’ve made the list to end all lists to prepare for a week full to overflowing. The brain is literally buzzing with productivity and thoughts and energy. Next thing I know, I’m out IN PUBLIC about halfway through the long list of errands when I look down… Continue reading Tranquility Now!
What a week it has been. The tragic events of Newtown, CT juxtaposed against Christmas parties and baking and gift giving. A few irretrievable moments on an ordinary Friday morning, effectively burned off the bright and shiny skin of a busy, materialistic nation. The true story of Christmas took on fresh meaning and lent perspective… Continue reading The Christmas Story