Stories about Musings and Thoughts

The Writing Life – Stuck

There’s a word I truly have come to dislike—more than moist or dirge or even spatchcock. It’s a word that threatens to trip me up as I write for...

Shoot Like a Girl | As You Are

She said, “Show them you as you are – behind the words and the images.” The “she” is my friend, Migdalia. We’ve been together since the early ‘80s, and we’ve...

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...

Joy (Advent)

A tiny bird named Benjamin Tit is sharing the secret of joy today - a tiny bird made from a tree that smells like roses when it's being cut...

Hope (Advent)

The heart rests on two picture books, the glow of a candle calling out its design. It was a treasure found in Kenya on one of my latest journeys....

Here’s to Us

I hear the tap on the door. “Hey there, you ready?” “Just a second,” I mumble, under a mass of blue and white floral. “I’m trapped in my dress.” He smiles...

Let it Go. Let it Out. Let It All Unravel.

“We love words, right GiGi?” I smile, and say, “Yes, Sawyer. We are words people.” I pray he always loves words. I pray he understands their power to work...

Can I Tell You a Secret?

Can I tell you a secret? A while back, I got a lot of attention. Because of a Facebook group I was in, folks visited my blog, they liked...

It’s Time for a New Weapon

I remembered back to a sermon I had preached on a misfit Sunday morning at an apartment complex where some of the most genuine and fragile folks I know...
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