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When It’s All Over

they say an end can be a start feels like I've been buried yet I'm still alive it's like a bad day that never ends I feel the chaos around me a thing I don't try to deny I'd better learn to accept that there are things in my life I can't control they say love ain't...

Familiar Conviction

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great...

Soft Silence

I treasure the soft silence that early morning offers.  There is something undeniably peaceful about the moments before the day begins.

Perfected in Weakness

And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weakness, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

Holding to the Limits

We are responsible for taking ourselves out of situations that demean us and for avoiding people who malign us. If we don't, we violate our own boundaries. We diminish our own integrity by not holding to the limits that would keep us from being exploited, demeaned, or...

Born With Potential

“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” -Maya...

My Silver Lining

I don't want to wait anymore I'm tired of looking for answers Take me some place where there's music and there's laughter I don't know if I'm scared of dying but I'm scared of living too fast, too slow Regret, remorse, hold on, oh no I've got to go There's no starting...

A Tender Exchange

It was a very ordinary moment, as far as driving with two young kids is concerned. My girls had, as usual, found something to argue about between themselves and I was mentally grasping for something to distract them with. “Look, girls, horses!” I pointed to the horse...

Until They Evoked

These molded lumps of plastic have almost no real-world value, that is, until they evoked the sweet, squealing laughter between a two and four year old. Suddenly, these otherwise worthless dinosaurs, represent to me everything that I want for my daughters. Happiness....

There Is No Enjoyment Like…

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice...

So Was I Once

“So was I once myself a swinger of birches. And so I dream of going back to be.” ― Robert...

A Search For Something Believed In

“There was a language in the world that everyone understood, a language the boy had used throughout the time that he was trying to improve things at the shop. It was the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for...

Everything You Need

“There is only one way to learn. It's through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.” ― Paulo...

A New Way

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry...

The Line of My Own March

But only that soul can be my friend which I encounter on the line of my own march, that soul to which I do not decline, and which does not decline me, but, native of the same celestial latitude, repeats in its own all my experience. -Ralph Waldo Emerson  ...