A Rainy Drought

A Rainy Drought

I have a white board full of ideas that I should be writing about. I’ve got verbal confirmation from a couple of different editors who are looking for essays from me; I’ve got a blog that’s just been in limbo, mostly empty. And I’ve been...
The Occasional Painter

The Occasional Painter

Seeing the tubes and bottles of paint brought a smile to my face. I was packing a bag to take to a friend’s house for the day, and among the things I was bringing were the paints, a jar filled with brushes of all sizes, and a couple of fresh white canvases. Sarah, an...
Putting Together the Pieces

Putting Together the Pieces

On the day after Christmas, my mom and I trekked to one of the local department stores for the deep discounts on holiday items like wrapping paper and greeting cards. As we maneuvered our cart through the aisles crowded with other bargain hunters, I spotted a...
Growth

Growth

I’ve been feeling sorry for myself the past couple of days. Yesterday at church I saw my name in the bulletin for prayer, and though I love that people care about me and pray for me, it made me sad that it’s my name there. It was selfish and self serving....