Day 3: In A Letter From Jail

The letter arrived in a hand-addressed envelope from the Travis County Corrections Center. While I didn’t know the author her words cut deep to my core. On the outside of the folded letter she had written in bold letters “I praise God for you”. My heart was pricked by her words. I thought how [...]

Day 2: A Personal Moment of Confession

I remember talking to Granny on an October evening, she was laying in bed telling me about her life and I was listening intently from the floor, holding her hand. This would be one of the last meaningful conversations we would ever have. In the months that followed Granny suffered a series of [...]

Day 1: Welcome to My Mashup

It’s October 1st and as if there’s not enough to look forward to this month, I’m looking forward to writing for 31 days in a row. WHAT you say?  Through challenges it’s often when we learn the most, whether we choose the challenge or life serves it up to us. For you it may [...]

5 On Friday: Rowing, Back Pain & Aleppo

Happy Friday to you! My 5 on Friday series is a post about five things on my mind. I’d love to know what’s on your mind today, just leave me a comment. It felt like the longest week ever. My schedule was hectic this week and life with a five month old beagle puppy makes it [...]

Running the Race

It happened today. I told God that I fully trusted him and that I surrendered my life to him. Whatever direction you want me to go, I’ll go. Whatever you want me to do, I’ll do. Ummm… well wait God. That is unless you want me to go to a developing country and live there. Or if you want me to [...]

Hello Autumn

Is it time for pumpkin spice lattes yet? Oh yes it is! I love autumn because it brings the tradition of college football, fall home décor, holiday preparations, and great food. I love the fall sunlight, something about it just seems special. Even though I’m in Texas and cooler weather evades us, [...]

Fight Human Trafficking, beLydia

They work in restaurants, hotels, and nail salons, and most notably they can be found in the sex trade. They’re victims of human trafficking who are exploited through acts of forced sex and labor. Three years ago I learned that human trafficking existed in a big way here in my community in [...]

5 on Friday: What’s On My Mind

I’m a day late posting my 5 on Friday, but here are five things that are on my mind this week. Let me warn you a few are heavy topics, but that’s where I find my thoughts and my heart drifting. 1. This little nugget Scout You’d never know she had life saving stomach surgery [...]

Today, Tomorrow. Gratitude & Goals. (Aug & Sept)

August 2016 seemed like a blur as did the whole summer. August though was a very eventful month, full of surprise, disbelief, amazement, joy and sadness all in one. It was full of mountaintop highs and valley lows, but such is the flow of life. Nonetheless, I am grateful for every bit of it, [...]
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