Resolute Bravery

It’s January 28, 2017. I feel like West Alton, Missouri where the Mississippi and Missouri  Rivers link arms to make the long journey to the Gulf of Mexico.  There’s a state park there in order for us to witness nature taking charge and marching south. I like the idea of confluence.  It’s two or more…

Bring Him Home

I’m going out on a vulnerability limb and  diving into a vulnerability pool-naturally I’m scared to death that I’m going to be  totally immersed.  But I’m going to be courageous.  It feels right;  albeit scary.  I have to admit that I am losing my nerve with each household task that I perform (change the laundry, make…

Unload the Quiver

I had a thought the other day about parenting.  Big deal.  But, I liked it and I think I’ve hit on a true principle so I’m going to share it. Sometimes when we tell our children (or anyone for that matter…a spouse, a co-worker, a pet) ‘no’ or ‘don’t do that’ or place any kind of…

I Had a Dream

A few years ago I had a dream.  It was absolutely the most terrifying experience of my life.  I awoke too afraid to close my eyes again…for a very long time.Trying to pray away the feeling inside of me wasn’t enough.   I woke up my husband and tried to drag him into the experience-hoping for…