Why Am I So Comfortable with Pain?

Let’s talk about pain. Think about a time when you’ve had a toothache. It’s the worst, right? I’ve even heard it said that “your toothache is the worst pain in the world” because it’s all you can think about and, frankly, because it's yours. Physical pain sets up camp...

Why Do I Mess Up So Much?

I have messed up a lot in my life. Like, a lot. Spiritually, relationally, vocationally, emotionally, maritally, parentally, financially, physically. Like, a lot a lot. I think more than the average human. Or at least so it feels. It feels that way for a couple...

Unhappy AND Hopeful

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” -Agatha Christie I am a blessed woman. I am a grateful woman. I love...

Dear 2017

Dear 2017, I am closing the door on you because I’m weary. But before I come across as a whiny brat though, I absolutely must acknowledge that you were the backdrop for some very sweet experiences. January: My husband and I began living together full time. I released...