Why write this story? Part 2

Why write this story? Part 2

In the early days after finding out about the abuse my daughters had endured, we would need to meet specific people who interacted with them to explain the current and often visible emotional imbalances of our family. Our family was a wreck and it showed. It only took...
Is it faith or God or what?

Is it faith or God or what?

I was asked the other day why I separate faith from God. If I look back I have always believed in something bigger than me. Until I was about 30 that was as much as I thought about faith, “sure something is out there bigger than me”. I never thought about...
Christmas and forgiveness

Christmas and forgiveness

I love Christmas music.  Always have. I know lots of people hate it and believe it starts too early, but I can’t start it fast enough.  The day after Thanksgiving Christmas music will play on my phone, in my car, and throughout my house. We have over 400 songs...
White knuckle

White knuckle

I have always thought of the term “to white knuckle” something came from football. You know, right before the ball is thrown all the players are down on the ground leaning on their knuckles, rendering them white with the overflow of stress and anticipation...
The back half

The back half

Now that I have entered the back half of my life I have been thinking a lot about meaning.  Up until I was about 35 I never thought about meaning.  In fact, in my first marriage, I was set to be a stay at home mom with 2 maybe 3 kids and a husband that went off to...
Trees

Trees

When I was a young child I used to climb one particular tree in our backyard and stay there for hours.  The tree had one large branch which looked like an arm and it held me beautifully.  I loved relaxing there.  Who knew that would be forethought for how trees...

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