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...
Dear Friend Who Doesn’t Like Mother’s Day

Dear Friend Who Doesn’t Like Mother’s Day

The greeting card aisle is going to be packed this week at the grocery store- dozen of folks swarmed around to find just the right words to stick in an envelope. It’s coming Sunday: Mother’s Day. This is the day we set aside to celebrate moms and all they...
The High Cost Of Community

The High Cost Of Community

  “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” – Hebrews 12:1 If you know me at...
When The New Year Looks Like a Broken Road

When The New Year Looks Like a Broken Road

When I was fifteen years old I was in the passenger seat during a terrible car accident. I don’t remember much from that day or the days that followed. I sustained the most injury out of the 4 teens in that Oldsmobile on that Friday night of my sophomore year of high...

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