• Oh Word ?!!!
    Translation: “Is That So?” I’ll never forget the day I saw my Gen Z son loading the dishwasher without being asked. He was around ten years old. I walked into the kitchen and I was stunned. I thanked him for doing the dishes without being asked. He turned to me with all seriousness and said, … Read more
  • Surrender Mode
    Well, we’re heading with full steam towards the end of our #oneword year. There’s still time to make the necessary changes to reach our physical, emotional, or spiritual goals. I’ve put a lot of “Surrender” into practice this year, but I know that there is more for me to do. I’m going to rock this … Read more
  • 120 Days of Surrender
    Last August, during a long walk down a jagged path on Martha’s Vineyard, I heard the word “Surrender” in my heart. There was nothing particularly urgent going on in my life. I was on vacation in my happy place. All was right with the world. I could not think of anything I needed to surrender. … Read more
  • Can I Give Up People for Lent?
    This post was first published in February 2020. Yep, before the pandemic. As the Lenten season approaches, I’ve been having lots of conversations with friends about what we’re giving up for Lent. In the past, I’ve given up coffee, sarcasm, diet coke, wine, cake, salty snacks, and wine again. I take the season seriously and … Read more
  • PAR FOR THE CURSE and Family Patterns of Destructive Behavior
    My first novel was published in March 2009 after a ten-year creative struggle to find my voice. Par for the Curse certainly outperformed my expectations by winning a few awards. Even more so, I was surprised by an outpour of love for the character “Riley Briggs” who was only supposed to be a minor character. … Read more
  • The Broken Part
    Personal coaching helped me realize that sometimes I respond and react to situations as the little girl in me, rather than the smart, capable, strong woman that I am today. My coach asked me to write a letter to that little girl. Because I’m a writer, I decided to write it as a story instead. … Read more
  • Oh, to Be a Scarecrow
    In the 1978 movie, The Wiz, the scarecrow’s missing brain made him think he couldn’t win. I remember watching the Wizard of Oz as a young girl and being jealous of the scarecrow because he didn’t have a brain. That’s why he was so dumb happy. No brain, no thoughts. No thoughts, no worries. The … Read more
  • 5 Things I Write…And You Should, Too
    I love to write. As it turns out, God is a fan of writing things down. Don’t believe me? #readyourbible “Write this down on a scroll as a permanent reminder, and read it aloud…” – Exodus 17:14 “Write down for the record everything I have said to you, Jeremiah.” – Jeremiah 30:2 “So write down … Read more