The Gift

Someone brought me a gift.  They knew I loved Gardenia’s and they brought me a Gardenia to plant.  They took the time to carefully gather the roots and put them in the bottom of a grocery bag filled with fresh potting soil. It was watered and ready to be planted.  It was time.  But, I […]

Read More

Pink Elephants & A Faithful God

2016 was a rough year. It was also the year I was intending to put a lot of energy into my ministry, Journey Pink.  I wanted to write a book, which I affectionately called my Pink Elephant. Pink because I loved the idea of it so much, and elephant because it seemed so ginormous and […]

Read More

Come to Me

It had been a difficult Monday and I collapsed on the couch exhausted. I closed my eyes and out of no where it started and it kept getting louder. “Why do you even bother?”   “Do you really think anyone cares?” “You are not even a good writer, and you never will be.”  “They don’t […]

Read More

The Garden

He started knocking.  It was a gentle consistent tap and I almost missed it because I was busy tidying up again.  I was pulling back the curtains to let in some light when I saw his shadow on the porch. The door opened to a big grin and a long hug.  I was really looking […]

Read More

Looking for a sign to keep going?

All along my journey, there have been times where I simply wanted to quit and give up. I have balled up my fists and with clenched teeth sputtered, “What is the point?” It often happens when I am in position to do the next thing, and right before I move to take the next step, a strong […]

Read More

June is the New January (Happy Mid-New Year!)

I didn’t make any New Year’s Resolutions this year.  I had dreams, goals and hopes and I even wrote some of them down, but not as a MUST-DO resolution. It’s not because I don’t like a list – I love a list.  I just tend to be very disappointed when I miss the mark, and it […]

Read More

The One

Numbers are everywhere.  Number of likes, how many followers, retweets, number of posts, what is attendance, giving… Sometimes, we can get lost in the sea of numbers. Numbers are certainly important, and data is worth compiling. Research matters. Platform matters. But, souls are important. A friend emailed me recently, and shared she sometimes feels like she gets […]

Read More

Almost there

I nervously made my way over to the bloggers retreat at The Cove.  The first session was on “Living Inspired” with Jess Connolly.   She was beautifully transparent and real as she reminded us that while we may feel pressure to be inspiring, our main role is be inspired!  We need to be deeply rooted in […]

Read More

It is going to be okay. {A day at the barn}

On a particularly hard day in August, I received an email from my friend Renee inviting me to a writer’s event.   On that day, I didn’t even have it in me to reply. The next day, new mercies arrived and I mentioned it to my husband who agreed I should go.   I went online […]

Read More