A Beautiful Sacrifice

Mirriam-Webster Dictionary defines ‘sacrifice’ as, “an act of offering to a deity something precious or [the] destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else.” When Mabel met George she was just a young girl. He was nine years her senior. They met at the farm of George’s uncle in Tygh Valley, Oregon….

Boundless Love

I’ve been searching my brain for something inspiring to say about moms. Guess what? The card companies have said it all. Moms are strong. They seem to have boundless reserves of patience and love. They are multi-taskers extraordinaire. Their hugs are the best and their love makes any illness heal quicker. At least, if you’re…

Show Notes – Episode 2: Finding ‘The One’

Listen to Episode 2! Links and Things We Mention (in order of appearance): Forum for dealing with depression and anxiety, where our discussion stemmed from Jerry McGuire; 1996; Starring Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger; Written and directed by Cameron Crowe; Rated R; Hi Fidelity; 2000; Starring John Cusack, Jack Black and Iben Hjejle; Story by…

For the Love of Staying in Love

“…it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever. You and me, every day.” – The Notebook Alright, be honest. How many of you had a list, like I…

Episode 1: Meet Your Road Trip Buddies!

Here we are, gang! Episode 1 is published and available for your ear-holes. I’m still working out all the details…you know, like where it’s available and all that good stuff, but hang with me. Any minute now this is going to be super professional! In the meantime, you get lil’ ol’ messy us…full of flaws,…

Beyond the Mundane

I see Your face in every sunrise the colors of the morning are inside Your eyes The world awakens in the light of the day I look up to the sky and say You’re beautiful – Phil Wickham Yesterday at church, a friend approached me and asked how my week had been. She and I…

The Unlikeliest of Friends

Do you all remember the song, “Looking for Love (In All the Wrong Places)” by Johnny Lee? Probably not, if you’re younger than 40, but it’s likely that you’ve heard the phrase, none-the-less. I remember crooning that song in my childhood, not understanding any of the lyrics until I was a little older. That being…

Go Forth and Love

Here it is, the greatest commandment all summed up: Love God. Love people. Well, that seems pretty simple. It almost seems passive, really. Like, you just have to have good feelings towards God and people, right? Well, that’s how I’ve been approaching it more or less and today as I was doing the dishes, griping…

Written on My Heart

“I will meditate on Your precepts and regard Your ways. I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word.” – Psalm 119:15-16 It’s safe to say we live in difficult times. No matter what side of the political fence you land on, no matter your socio-economic background, race, religion, gender or favorite…

Faith Journaling: Leaving A Memorial

My life is littered with journals. Seriously…it’s kind of ridiculous. A Love is Born It started when I was about 10 and was given, as so many young girls are, my first diary. It was hard bound and featured Hello Kitty on the cover, in the classic red and white motif. I loved Hello Kitty,…