My Summer in the South: Unresolved Endings.

“When God is going to do something wonderful, He or She always starts with a hardship; when God is going to do something amazing, He or She starts with an impossibility.” – Anne Lamott This past weekend, I psyched myself up for a solo camping trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. I wanted […]

I’m No Writer

I am, by no means, a writer. While I consume a sliver of cyberspace with this here blog, and have co-authored some projects, I barely consider myself a blogger, certainly not a writer. I just love to write. Writing allows me to externally process my life. Most of the things I write are chicken scratched thoughts […]

Valentine’s Day!

I love Valentine’s Day! I know, I know…according to Society (who is the living worst, by the way!), since I’m unmarried and without the elusive “Valentine”, I’m supposed to be bitter and perturbed and all, “Happy Single’s Awareness Day!” Alas, I’m not. I love this day. I love what it represents… True, unconditional, love. I’m not talking about the […]

Being Gleeful!

Confession. I’ve been watching a lot of “Glee” lately. It’s true. I’ve been gleeking out over “Glee”! Part of the allure of this show is the social normalcy in the random bursting out of song. Only on Fox, is it socially acceptable to begin singing and expect all those around you to participate, somehow knowing every perfectly […]

This is Not Permament

A lot can happen in a year. In a year, you could: Move out of state Start a relationship End a relationship Have a baby Plan a wedding Start a new career Buy a house Adopt a dog Say goodbye to a loved one Lose the weight of an entire person Read all Harry Potter […]

Searching for Satisfaction

Mick Jagger, lead singer of the infamous, hotel-trashing, rock-n-roll band, the Rolling Stones, said it best – “I can’t get no…satisfaction!” What made this song popular was it’s ability to relate to all of American society and our desire to receive the ever-elusive satisfaction that Mr. Jagger and the Stones preach about. It’s not uncommon […]

Profound Trust

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…” – Proverbs 3:5 We have such a willing heart when it comes to trust in things that don’t matter – you trust the AA batteries in your electric toothbrush will work forever; you trust your car will start when you […]

The Ways of our Father

I have an interview this afternoon at Anthropologie. Usually, I would end that last sentence with an ever-perpetual exclamation point, but as the morning turns and as my mind is consumed with  the thoughts of my day, I can’t help but feel the weight of discouragement, failure and sadness. My early and unwanted exit from […]