Lies I Believed – “I Seek Attention”

I’ve been inspired recently listening to Rachel Hollis on Jen Hatmaker’s podcast and I’m listening to a new series that Jamie Ivey is doing on her podcast, “The…

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Focusing for the Year

For the past few years I have been participating in the activity of choosing my word for the year.  I’m not certain I’ve found the essence of the…

2017 Reflection

I have started and scrapped at least two other year-end reflections.  I get a third of the way through and decide that I didn’t have anything worthwhile to…

Christmas Spirit

Christmas Spirit

It’s that time of year where we are all trying to get in the “Christmas Spirit,” but what is Christmas Spirit anyway? For me, Christmas can be a…

White Privilege… the economic gap side of things

Three years ago, almost exactly, I wrote this blog post in a different blog.  I reread it and realized that for anyone who doesn’t “get” white privilege, this…

Hurt People Who Hurt People… and ALL of Us are Losers

I was visiting with a friend recently.  The conversation turned toward a person in my life who had done me wrong and I’ve been working on forgiveness and…

This Guera and Her Sugar Skull Paintings

For those of you who don’t know, “guera” is pronounced “wed-a” and it means “white girl,” a common phrase I heard growing up.  Now that that’s out of…

Freedom at Forty

For years I’ve done an introspective post at my year-end.  I enjoy the process of looking back on my past year and seeing where I grew, where I…

Prayers

I’m going to reveal some deep honesty here so bear with me. It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything new.  Typically I have a few drafts sitting in…