More Than Medicine

More Than Medicine

We wanted to have lunch together so I  collected places for us to sit. A wheelchair from the hallway, one random chair outside a room, mom’s scooter and the bed’s edge would have to do for the five of us.   Mom had been at the Joseph Still Burn Center for a few days,...
God’s Got It

God’s Got It

I’m so honored to welcome my friend Jennifer Dukes Lee to this space today.  She is a fellow lover of Iowa sunsets and dirt roads.  Our paths first crossed several years ago on a writer’s retreat and God orchestrated many meet-ups since then which have...
Let’s Bring Back Handwriting:  The InkWELL Challenge

Let’s Bring Back Handwriting: The InkWELL Challenge

In a world full of technology, handwriting still holds the most power. Many years ago my grandmother moved from the home she had lived in for most of her life to a smaller apartment in a retirement community.  A few weeks later a large box arrived at my house.  Our...
More Than A Hotline

More Than A Hotline

What A Depressed Friend Might Need Right Now ————————————————————- Two weeks ago my daughter’s boyfriend bought her a Kate Spade wallet in NYC.  We...
To My Son on Graduation Eve

To My Son on Graduation Eve

Dear Son of Mine on Graduation Eve, I love that my heartbeat was the first one you heard and that my hand the first to hold yours. That God entrusted broken me with you is humbling and overwhelming.When I first became a mother to you I had no idea. About so many...

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