It's Not All In The Going

 I am a child of the church....more

No Fools Allowed

It occurred to me today that I am sleep-deprived....more

Eat Pray Love

These are some of the random thoughts I have when I try to meditate…You can’t unsay what you didn’t say.  ...more

My Journey with Faith

Fairly recently, I came into quite a bit of God-talk. But not really the religious God-talk. It's spiritual. It's full. It's open. It's inviting. It's forgiving. It's graceful. It's loving. It's kind. It's all the things that I don't find or hear from the religious God-talk....more

Birthed in a Crucible of Despair

A true story After a grueling nursing shift, Caroline sat alone, slumped, at the kitchen table. Head bowed down, resting on her arms with a glass of cold beer beside her. Just like the other night and the night before that..  Alone  A traumatic childhood, A husband dead after eight years of wedded torment, Caroline was Alone. Shattered....more

Change Your Mind about the Illusion of "Failure"

How about today you decide to let go of your perception of the ”failures” in your life? Any break-ups with a lover or friend, the times you didn’t hit the sales goals in your job,  the times that something didn’t work out as you hoped it would or as you wanted it to....more

I See You

“Authenticity means exercising the compassion to know that we are all made of strength and struggle.”  Brené Brown, Gifts of Imperfection...more

On Defining Feminism

I can't remember the first time I heard the word Feminist - whether it was in a history textbook chapter about women fighting for the right to vote, or whethe...more

Ask god to googe it?

So I have a serious question for the almighty google, what if they go out of business?  I mean what if google's stock tanks?  What happens to my blog?  I should probably google it.  God knows I don't back anything up......more

Courage Enough. (How to Journey On After Loss and Change)

Courage Enough. (How to Journey On After Loss and Change) About a week ago, my husband and I moved our family back to Iowa City.  The city we left seven years ago for Colorado....more