Becoming the Older Woman

As I sit outside in the crisp morning air, I watch the golden and scarlet leaves gently falling from the trees. They descend without a sound, yet their falling is announcing the changing of another new season. My life right now isn't so very different from that silently falling leaf. I turned 45 years old... Continue Reading →

Space to Exhale in Autumn

Crisp Air. Comfy Sweaters. Warm Drinks. New Colors. Falling Leaves. Autumn. The season where there is an incredible sensory overload of change, in the best way. The smells of pumpkin spice bread baking in the oven. The sound of the crackling fire in the fireplace that you finally get to build. The sights of overwhelming... Continue Reading →

Weaving a New Familiar

I love the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas! People that know¬†me well know that one of my favorite things in the world to do is to flip my calendar from October 31st to November 1st! It's like, at least in my head, the Hallelujah Chorus is being loudly sung and all is right in... Continue Reading →

The Election and Your Five Mile Radius

  Sitting in church yesterday morning, the Sunday before the 2016 Presidential Election, our pastor spoke directly into my frustrated heart. Did he realize this? I doubt it. Was he speaking about the election? Not really. He was speaking about our church community serving as the body of Christ right where we are. But, all... Continue Reading →

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