How to hope when your answers look like more questions …

Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.”  ― Haruki Murakami What am I searching for? I thought I knew. I have pursued book publication for so many years, it has become a part of my daily existence. Who am I? A writer with an agent, […]

Leaning Into the Exciting and Scary New

There is a term in gardening for dormant plants pulled out of the soil they were grown in, and waiting to be planted in a new place with fresh soil. Appropriately called bare root, the roots are bare of their grounding, without the safety and nutrients needed to blossom and […]

My Life as a Recovering Legalist

Religious legalism dominated the first half of my life. The thing about legalism, you don’t quite realize how deep your own goes when you first realize you might have a problem with it. Oh, you recognize the ugliness of it. When you first come out of it, you realize how […]

What I Learned from Being Bullied

I’m reading a novel about revenge. It’s a young adult novel about a ghost girl. She killed herself after being bullied, and now she is out to destroy the life of the boy who bullied her. It’s a stressful story for a couple of reasons. On the one hand, I […]

What if … it’s time to let go?

I had a plan. It was a sound plan, and it allowed me a little more time to embrace the truth. I must let go. That was two days ago, and then God interrupted my carefully laid plans. It was the middle of night when I heard a thought, “Get out […]

Learning to Feed My Soul

A few years ago I found myself in a place I never thought I would be. Done. I was emotionally, mentally and in every other way done. I wish I had another word to describe this feeling I had other than “done.”  But for those who have been in that […]