The Empty Space

What exactly does “extraordinary” look like? Routine often drowns out the extraordinary. When everything is exactly as it has always been, dreams of more can fade quietly into the background. In order for life to become extraordinary, something has to change. Maybe everything. Staying safely cocooned puts us in danger of never seeing the other…

5 Things I Learned About Love By Not Being In It

How many church pews have you sat in, watching a bride and groom gaze lovingly into each other’s eyes, listening as the pastor recites this familiar verse? Love is patient, love is kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is…

Hope Comes On Wings

The first day of summer, my biggest was just out of Kindergarten and my littlest had just turned 3. A warm breeze was drifting by, the sun was on our faces and for the first time in a while I was at peace. We needed this day, many days for the past two years were…

That Time The Ex Found My Blog

After all this time… Writing about the impact divorce has had on me, my boys and mostly my healing. Writing about the hurts and the pains. Writing about the victories and joy. I never, ever imagined it would be read by the very one who made so many words tumble onto the keyboard. I’ve known…

How I Became

Do you look at where you are and think, “How did I get here?” Do you dream of a better outcome? Do you often pray or wish your life could be different? What if… What if, you are completely capable of changing the direction of your life with one solid decision? Would you do it?…

Letting Go

You know when you know. The decision is clear. But next year would be a better time. Up until just two days ago, I had a plan. It was a sound plan and it allowed me a little more time to embrace the truth, I must let go. It was the middle of night, I…

Back In The Saddle

*I know you’ve all be anxiously awaiting my return to the dating scene. Some of you have even doubted that I could make it an entire year. Well, I made it and I even lived to tell that tale.  This piece is one I’ve written for MOPS International’s publication The Fridge Door. It will be…

The Women At The Well: Session 1

**The Women At The Well is a new series of lesson plans for single moms. I have gathered a community of other single moms, who meet regularly, enjoy a meal together, learn together and hold each other accountable. I have developed a curriculum to teach at our gatherings. You are invited to follow along as we journey onto…

Undone by 208

Where has the time gone? I’ve had almost 10 years with my boys and I have no idea where the time went. They have birthdays coming up and what have I done to celebrate them? Where are all the pictures and scrapbooks commemorating their lives? How do I remember how little they were and celebrate…

Parallel Lines

He’s 9, I’m 43. He spends his days in his 3rd grade classroom and I spend mine in an office at work. He talks to his friends about video games and I talk to mine about books. There is nothing remotely similar about our lives and yet we live in parallel lines. I asked my…

A Heart of Stone

“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take our your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.” Ezekial 36:26 I may appear to be a very generous person. I care about people, I show compassion, I give of my time…

2014 – Climbing Through The Fear

I’m on the side of the mountain, looking down the rocky steep drop just to the right of me. I’m speechless at the majestic views all around, surrounded by rich in vibrant colors of greens, grays and blues.  The mountain ranges to the east and north are covered in the greenest trees and quiet mountain…