Stories about Celebrate One Woman

The Journey Not Carefully Planned.

There are threads of common union woven in the stories of the heroes I’ve met in my lifetime. Now, to be clear, my heroes are very rarely those with...

Ugly Little. (A note to December)

Well, here you are, December. Advent begins. The expectant waiting. The anticipation. The something more. You are a reminder to me that there is true beauty waiting to bloom...

Captain Amy & the Golden Eggs

What is it about the name Amy? I honestly don’t think I know a bad one. I’ve traveled to the other side of the world to serve the discarded...

32 Tips from a Woman over 50

A while back, I shared 30 things a woman turning 30 could learn from a woman over 50. It was a birthday gift to my friend, Sarah (who lives...

I Will Be That Person.

“How I forgot to be who God had planned for me to be – and my struggle back to reality.” The words are written at the beginning of a...

Father of the Hand-written.

There is not one who slips by unnoticed. There is not one who is anonymous to Him. Every name, every face, every small detail. He knows.  All divinely hand-made,...

Crooked. Wonky. Beautiful.

A smile costs nothing but gives much.  It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give.  It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes...

Embossed Beauty. Ana Maria.

We stood in the kitchen of one of the apartments at Eagle’s Nest. For many of the women, it was more like a castle – there was running water,...

Nicoleta’s Smile.

It’s the smile that first captivated me. It’s ever-present. And it’s powerful to melt hearts. Nicoleta snuggled into my lap as we listened to the story of Stephen at...

Looking in the Mirror.

In a city with a median age of 32, it’s easy to feel ancient at the ripe old age of 50. The moment we moved to Austin, I immediately...
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