My Marriage: Twenty Five Years on the Anvil of Time

My Marriage: Twenty Five Years on the Anvil of Time

Marriage puts our character on the anvil of time. Our impurities are revealed then burned up and beaten out until we are sharp and strong. Only then do we understand the hard and humbling aspects of marriage are forging something infinitely greater than two separate people.

Pushing Past Hurts to Build Deep Relationships

Pushing Past Hurts to Build Deep Relationships

You’ve probably heard this quote by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”Many of us dream of having great relationships with a spouse, children, co-workers, neighbors, friends or extended family. Even...
Tales from a Reluctant Rush-Junky

Tales from a Reluctant Rush-Junky

So today marks my first official day as a “self-supporting” full-time writer. And—no joke—I’m a little petrified.I’ve fancied jumping off this cliff for a long time. I’d stand a few feet from the edge gazing up into the...
Amaranthine: The Unfading Devotion of God

Amaranthine: The Unfading Devotion of God

Silly, silly girls.Running, running after love.Your Lover already cherishes you.What more can others give? Their words are honey.Their eyes are heated.Their arms are sinewy.But their hearts are fickle and unfaithful. But your Lover, his words are true.His...

What’s Your Default?

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 100 times: I’m a control freak by nature and–thank you, Mom–by nurture as well. It’s what I’ve defaulted to time and time again when chaos threatens the order of my world.I also default...

What (I Think) I Missed

I did something today that I haven’t done in almost 10 years. I wept for my son. My lost son.Not my firstborn, Aiden, who was stillborn. But for my second. Tristan, my second child who survived my erroneous gene pool only to be lambasted outside the womb with...