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Saturday, August 29, 2015

How We Choose To See Change

I walked two blocks from my office door to the cafe. I ordered some oatmeal and a latte “to go” from the barista who smelled like patchouli. I sat down at a small table near the display cooler where the white wine stays chilled. I sat up straight, closed my eyes, and simply listened to the noise around me- a...

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Ending Our Battle with Time

We stopped by my mom’s house after school. The sky was cloudy and the air crisp. I crossed my arms against my chest while my son rang the doorbell. “Chilly in August?” I thought to myself, “It’s too early.” Mom came to the door looking beautiful, as she always does. Her sky blue eyes lit up at the sight of...

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Friday, August 14, 2015

How To Recover When We Feel Insecure

I hugged my friend tightly in the foyer of the restaurant as we ended our lunch date. It had been too long since we’d spent time together and we promised to do it again soon. I put my sunglasses on and flung open the double doors. I threw my shoulders back, breathed in the day, and trotted to my truck. As I got...

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

How To Move Through The Hard Parts

It was a Thursday morning at 5:00 a.m. I drug myself out of bed and headed toward the kitchen to make a cup of coffee. On my way there, I passed by the couch, and paused a moment too long. I crawled onto it, covered myself with a red chenille blanket, and curled up in a ball. I told Jesus...

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

What To Do When You’re Striving

I was sitting in my red chaise lounge with my journal lying on the nightstand alongside a cup of coffee; its steam rose under the lamp. I tried to move beyond my to-do (or to-die) list and into my morning meditation. My thoughts persisted and pounded like a thunderstorm. I found myself in a full body clench, like someone who...

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