Beyond Partisan Politics: Finding a Path Forward

Beyond Partisan Politics: Finding a Path Forward

If you listen to the political rhetoric, Democrats are all about “big government” and Republicans are on the side of “big business.” I have never considered myself politically inclined and if these are my only choices – I choose neither.  There must to be a better...

We Will Rise – Post Election Reflection

We Will Rise – Post Election Reflection

This past week has been a whirlwind.  For those of us who truly believed love trumps hate, Wednesday morning was a rude awakening.  I think it was most shocking to white female progressives like me.  It felt as though the world we thought existed was exposed as a...

Look Closer: The Gifts of Living in the Inner City

Look Closer: The Gifts of Living in the Inner City

Two and a half years ago my family relocated from the picture perfect suburban neighborhood of Woodlake; complete with jogging trails, beautifully manicured lawns, and filled with well-kept always blooming green spaces and our own private lake, into what some would...

To the Thief who Robbed Me

To the Thief who Robbed Me

I arrived at my property, excited to have successfully cleared my calendar for 4 whole days.  This was to be my planning retreat.  I was eager to sit in my favorite chair, the breeze from the ridge keeping me cool, as I attempted to peer into the future and see with...

Summer Blossoms

Summer Blossoms

If all has gone as planned, I will be on a plane bound for the United Kingdom when this post goes live. I am travelling with my 21 year old daughter and we have an exciting itinerary. We start in Scotland, then on to Northern England for the ABCD Festival, then south...

A Love Like Ours

A Love Like Ours

On June 11, 1988, I married the love of my life.  I met Chris the summer before my freshman year of High School and we have been together since then. To be honest, Chris and I have very little in common.  I like hiking, biking, kayaking, and sun bathing on the beach. ...

Trash Talking

Trash Talking

"We need to listen to what our lives are saying and take notes on it, lest we forget our own truth or deny we ever heard it."  Parker J. Palmer Recently I shared an encounter I had with trash strewn all over a creek bank and how God called me to clean up that trash. ...