The storms keep coming. I confess I've spent the lion's share of this year agonizing over the vulnerable ones I love. It's a season for that. But, I've also found remnants of peace - counterintuitively - among the frailest and most fragile of things. Click here for the story of how I stumbled into what's … Continue reading Here, Between the Storms
Yesterday I noticed the night creeping in around 6:00 PM. The days are getting shorter. I fear the inevitable lack of light, figuratively and metaphorically. I'm at the Mudroom today with some illumination on the darker times ahead. And there's something about a coconut . . . click here.
My high school mascot was a pretzel. It takes a turn for the worse from there. Thankfully, I've learned a little something about love on the journey. Coming clean with this piece at the Mudroom today. Click here.
In the quiet of this quarantine-summer, it's never been noisier. I'm hearing things. Join me at the Mudroom today as I try to make sense of it all! Click here.
This month a bold and beautiful group of women step into the Mudroom to engage with us on our theme, "Race, Culture, Identity." There will be candid conversation, stories of disquiet and hope . . . and rest assured, there will be thunder. The question I must ask myself is simple: What will I do … Continue reading And You Will Hear Thunder
Uncovering shame is terrifying. Turns out it's also liberating. Click here for my confessions at the Mudroom: "In Bed with Shame"
Are you feeling the fractures? Me too. Our things . . . they are all coming up, aren't they? I'm stepping into the Mudroom this week with why it's so incredibly hard to step out (literally and metaphorically). Click here.
Dear Friends, I'm honored to offer you a collection of 30 prayers from 20 writers and ministry leaders — The Pandemic Prayerbook: A Pray-at-Home Guide for the Corona Crisis compiled by Darcy Wiley. Click here for my prayer: "Every Anxious Thought," at the Mudroom today - where you'll also have access to the whole collection. … Continue reading Pandemic Prayerbook (Free Resource)
I've had a love-hate relationship with autocorrect—on word processors, smartphones and especially with the one in my head. I'm spilling stories about both at the Mudroom today. Spoiler alert: Check out the rose metaphor gifted to me by writer-sister Chelle A. Wilson at the end of this piece (and follow the link to her wise … Continue reading Autocorrect Me
Thirty years ago, this was me - crouched and ready to throw the next role up into an unsuspecting tree. (Youthful indiscretion . . .) Now, it's still me. But I'm holding on too tightly. Seven days ago, writing about toilet paper would not have entered my wildest dreams. Neither would I have gleaned this … Continue reading Toilet Paper-Thin