Surprise! A Lesson in Faith.

This past Sunday (Jul.24th) my son turned 9. (I'm still in awe at how fast the years are flying by.) Now, birthdays are a big deal to me so my family, friends and I planned a surprise party for him to celebrate his final year in the single digits. Now if you know 9 year olds …

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Father, I come.

Father I come, Today I am feeling the weight of this walk. Today it is heavy. The process feels burdensome and the road feels so, so long. It seems as though I'll never scale these mountains. It seems as though I'll never see green pastures or still waters. It feels as though this sadness and …

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My prayer

Father, I have been trying to make sense of all the things that have happened to me this previous year. It's been a painful year. One filled with many disappointments and many setbacks but I know in the deepest, most sacred parts of me that I have been strengthened, enlightened and made new. I know …

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Restless

I finally have some down time after a very grueling ten months. The semester is over. My internships are complete. I've taken a "break" from my newspaper obligations, which will resume later this month. The Christmas and New Year bustle is behind me and my son is back in school which has given me some much …

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Dear 2014…

You kicked my butt so bad some days I wanted to give up on life. There were times I thought I would never make it through but you are coming to a close and I am still here. I outlasted you. And that in itself is a reason to rejoice. Still, I hold no bitterness …

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Give Your Gifts

I woke up this morning at 4:00 am to a bubbly seven year old, bursting at the seams with excitement, ready to open his gifts. I usually look forward to the joy on his face when he rips open a package and sees something he's been wishing for all year. The thank yous and hugs …

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‘The Vision Will Pull You Forward’

I love Morgan Freeman- both the on screen persona and the person he is behind the roles. Not that I know him personally, but his story- that is, his struggle to make it as an actor before the fame- resonates with me on a personal level. About a year and a half ago I was …

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