Stories about Community

You are the Best Story.

Two years ago, I sent out an Instagram love note to strangers, hoping someone would accept my invitation for a cup of coffee. No one did. Two years ago, I...

Ten Easter Stories for You, from Me

Easter is coming. And today, I'm pondering how we are no different than those who said, “Well, there you go – most certainly He was God’s son. I knew...

The Power of Scorched Earth

Today marks 18 years since my mom took her last breath on this earth. No matter what the day brings, there will be both the ache of her absence...

What I’m Yielding this Lenten Season

Hi there, friends. It's no secret that I love words. I love the shape and sound, the meaning and the motive of them all. And I love to paint stories on...

What Do We Say to a Kid in Kenya?

My friend Mindy and I finished teaching the kids at a school in a remote Kenyan village, and then asked, "Do you have any questions you'd like to ask...

Light (Christmas)

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. (Helen Keller) What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live...

Peace (Advent)

And when it's all a blur, you are the hard line In the disorder, you are the peace sign. Advent: PEACE is the story of a turquoise doorway on a remote...

Love (Advent)

It was sweet Miss Mary from Jamaica who taught me that sign language is indeed that – a language all its own. It is not merely an accommodation or...
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