My sweet baby girl, I love you so much. I did not know that there was a love so deep in this big, wide earth but you are teaching me. When I hold you I feel like I have, in my hands, all that is good and beautiful. I am brushing fingertips with the divine.… Continue reading Daughter
My never-actually-official word of 2018 was “Breathe”. In retrospect, this has been: the steady inhale and forced exhale over the throbs of contractions and the first gasp of air for Mia Noelle. reminding me to focus on my breath when filled with rage or frustration to the point of feeling the adrenaline racing through my… Continue reading Breathe
Go to Starbucks Website. Click “Contact Us” at the bottom. Scroll Down to “Company Information.” Fill out the form. Copy and paste (and modify if desired) in the comments section: To Kevin Johnson: I am writing on behalf of Starbucks recycling efforts. While I applaud the supposed interest in saving the environment by moving away… Continue reading Starbucks Action Item
At a church service last Easter we talked about the difference between a dead tree and a tree that is dormant for a season. Man, I have been dormant but discovered this week that I’m not dead. Surprising. I have been soaking in words and prayers and whispered them back to the ceiling but certainly… Continue reading Dormant
My momma taught me to be compassionate and my dada called me to be brave. It’s the riskiest combination. Compassion without bravery is hopeless and riddled with anxiety. Bravery without compassion is reckless. Being neither is selfish at best. I’m grateful for this hard, dangerous path they paved for me.
Its 4 am and this means nick is turning his alarm off and walking down the stairs to begin his day. Three hours of uninterrupted time is all he needs he says. He sits in front of his computer and his math book with his black ink pen and graphing paper and studies math. Trig… Continue reading September
Scenario: You screwed up, messed up, made a mistake, hurt someone intentionally, hurt someone on accident, lost something, or otherwise screwed the pooch. You Should Say: I’m sorry. Inappropriate substitutions: Silence. Wait for it to pass. It was an accident, right? Apologies don’t fix anything anyway, right? Wrong. Grow up. Take some ownership. Say it. … Continue reading Things You Should Say. (and inappropriate substitutions)