The Long And Winding Road To Nowhere ...

The Long And Winding Road To Nowhere And Everywhere

I love what I love. I like what I like. I fancy what I fancy. It’s my birthright. To pick and choose. To sift and sort. To say yes to this and no to that. To honor my nudges, my impulses, my truest desires. To not just go out on a limb to dangle there, […]

Walking With Grief

Walking With Grief

I went out for a walk tonight to get some exercise and take in the sunset. On my way back I was hit by a tsunami of grief. Seemingly out of nowhere. Provoked only by the thought of her presence and all the walks I used to take with her. Especially that one. The one […]

Receive And Believe

Receive And Believe

Someone sent this postcard to me last year. I have it pinned to my corkboard. Something told me today to share it with you… Can you RECEIVE it? It took me a long time to be able to fully RECEIVE. To receive help, compliments or anything that validated my inherent worth and value. I found […]

When Ink Becomes Air

When Ink Becomes Air

The nature of this writing life has me showing up to the blank pages. Simply because they ask me to. Beg me even sometimes. Waiting patiently and eagerly all at the same time. Always meeting me exactly where I am. Allowing for my willing or not so willing participation. To extract fragments of my soul […]

Chivalry Is Alive And Well

Chivalry Is Alive And Well

“Chivalry is not dead. It’s just sleeping underneath the layers of your past disappointments.” ~Audra Erwin Dear lovely sister-friends who profess that there is a shortage of “good men” “out there.” I beg to differ. I see examples on the daily of the goodness and glory of the masculine that I truly appreciate. We always […]

Holy Recognition

Holy Recognition

  I’ve tried it alone Sought help from authors with well-meaning intent and content that soothed but only for a moment I stood on the edge of my own faded glory Ready to leap only to dive headfirst into an empty pool The waters I’ve been seeking are holy and vast and not found outside […]

It’s Not Okay…

It’s Not Okay…

  It’s not okay to use your words to convict with contempt It’s not okay to spew the venom from the poison of your own unhealed hurts onto that of another It’s not okay to verbally punch with the fists of your tongue and then offer temporary flowers whose petals fall off just as quickly […]

Nature To Nurture

Nature To Nurture

Go into the woods and heal Let the tree sap become the salve that soothes your soul Let the soil beneath the trees root you in the foundation of your truth Capture the rain on your tongue and let it cause your wild spirit to dance Stand on a rock Prop yourself up next to […]

Forevermore

Forevermore

What do I do with all this love? Where do I put my heart when you held it in the palm of your hands? How do I breathe when all I want to do is cry? The memories wash over me in shades of your grace. Butterfly kisses from the wind fanned by your wings. […]

Heaven Sent

Heaven Sent

And just like that, she’s gone. Out of this life as I’ve known it. Spreading her wings and soaring into the arms of Jesus. Elevated beyond the beautiful shell that housed her soul for only a time. Blessed to have had her arms wrap themselves around me on the watch given to me by the […]