Speaking of Joy . . .

I'll be honest and admit that joy's been a bit allusive for us around here. There are dear ones in my circle facing insurmountable difficulties, and I am (truly) powerless to make any of it better. These dark days in the lives of the ones I love have caused me to look just a bit … Continue reading Speaking of Joy . . .

Christmas Unabridged

It's officially here: The season of "unmet expectations, scripted into a fiction of our own making"! Today I ask, "Want to kill a conversation? Tell people how your holidays really went." Need a minute to realign? Cozy up to The Mudroom for a true story about a thief, a Gucci bag, and the dog who … Continue reading Christmas Unabridged

Here Lies Fear

Sometimes we get sand in our eyes. It blinds us from seeing the truth, even about ourselves. Meet me at The Mudroom today. I want to introduce you to a few people (a plantation owner, Nazi soldier, civil rights leader, jungle missionary, prostitute, and queen) who left the sinking sands of their respective cultures for … Continue reading Here Lies Fear

Where Truth Lies

I've been staring at the blank screen after a summer writing sabbatical, but I'm happy to be back inside The Mudroom again! If you're tired of scrolling through "clickbait Band-Aids, theological soundbites, and Insta-mantras" for a way through the pain, lean in with me here for "Where Truth Lies."

A True (Ghost) Story

Last month I was staring out the window at a spring snow, and I caught myself wishing I was the woman walking with her dog instead of me. (Part of me wished I was the dog.) I didn't know this woman or her story, but I was sure it was far less complicated than the … Continue reading A True (Ghost) Story

(Un)Follow Me

My love-hate relationship with the socials is best described as a slow-moving car crash. Maybe it's fitting, then, that my collision with humility began in the middle of the world's busiest intersection. It's painful to confront my pent-up pride, but here I am, spilling a life-altering paradigm shift. This one truly changed me. Click here … Continue reading (Un)Follow Me

Decrypting Kindness

We're told to have it, but we're not always taught how. And friends, we need it NOW more than ever. Click here for the "how" I discovered in the checkout aisle of a grocery store. It changed my life. (Please peruse other musings on kindness, also in this February issue of The Redbud Post. There … Continue reading Decrypting Kindness