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Where the Writing Happens

A place where inspiration and love join hands to create beauty within and without.

Where It All Began…

Once there was a little girl holding a string…. How many stories have started that way, if not on the printed page then in the lives of countless women? Most of us big girls started out as little girls with strings rising up to the sky, attached to beautiful... read more

Lacing Up Those Shoes

I took a walk yesterday.  It was the first in a couple of weeks.  Not that I wanted to. What I really wanted to do was pull the covers up over my head and ignore the work that I knew this day required. The Shameless Project that has been my life for 3/4 of 2017.  The... read more

The Shameless Project

There I sat, my first time on a Counselor’s couch, nestled between pillows, knowing it was only a matter of time before I erupted like Mount St. Helens, spilling hot lava tears, dark and terrifying, all over this stranger’s furniture. It must have been... read more

The Next Hard(est) Thing

The past few days since I last met you here has had no shortage of “hard things”. God is doing so much in such broken places.  Words can’t begin to capture the pain and the glory that has gone on. And for now, I’m not even going to try and... read more

Follow Up on Thing Seven

Most of the time, doing hard things results in a good outcome. Here’s what happened when I asked my dad to help me get started on organizing our garage: We had an absolute blast going and getting what we needed, putting it together and then admiring our work... read more

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