Finding Home

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The concept of “home” is never far from my mind. Living in different parts of the country has broadened my idea about what “home” means. Sometimes I feel like pieces of my heart are scattered about in different states. So much so that when people ask me if I am “going home for Christmas,” I ...

Thankful In All Seasons

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I finished the last load of laundry and carried the basket full of clothes upstairs. I began to fold the laundry; all clean smelling and warm in my hands, marveling about the fact that clothes actually come in such small sizes. As the piles of neatly folded onesies grew, I began to cry tears of ...

Room to Grow

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He listened with kind eyes, nodding as I told my story and my feelings about the conversation. A friendship had left me feeling hurt and I was telling my mentor all about it. How could she? Who says that?! I was feeling small and insignificant in the wake of my friend’s insensitive remarks and I ...

Hold Hands

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I said a prayer, asking God for His words, His ideas, His grace and I plunged forward. I had been invited to speak to a group of youth workers in Boston on the topic of “Vulnerability in Leadership” – a subject near and dear to my heart. In God’s humor, he often provides me with ...