I don’t believe it has to be either cops or social workers. Not either cops or mental health professionals. Not either cops or educators. I believe it is both and. I have known police officers as friends and acquaintances all my life. I know them as husbands. As brothers. As fathers. As sons and daughters. […]
I started creating DIY Mosaic kits from a suggestion of a friend who had come to create at one of my classes before the pandemic closed us down. I pondered the idea and decided to give it a try. My early efforts were unpolished and I learned a lot from those first kit creations. Things […]
A letter to the class of 2020 from a member of the class of 1980 who is sorry for your loss and angry on your behalf that Covid19 stole your senior year.
Being a mom. The hardest job. The best job. But the hardest. The best and the hardest at the same time. Sometimes the hard and the best take turns. Sometimes the hard gets harder and the remnants of the best are like tattered threads. At this unprecedented time in our history—with the world facing and […]
I believe there’s an overwhelming corporate and private grief we are all in. And I think many people have no idea that what they are feeling is grief. There’s a lot we’ve lost to this virus. Too much to list but for starters, there is the loss of college graduation ceremonies, wedding receptions, baby showers, […]
where your heart has been cracked is the place you will find your purpose
Lots of Broken Hearts… Lots of broken hearts hidden behind gentle smiles as we enter into February. Friends and strangers dealing with brokenness, sadness, and a daily wrestling match with questions that have no good answers this side of heaven. The only good news, and it’s really good news, is that Jesus walks alongside the […]
A deep desire to live joyfully Part of my restlessness and dogged determination to do what I love—to live joyfully—is to be the arms and legs of my Grandmother Lillian, so she can dance. I read her story from my father’s pen. Pencil, rather, as he wrote his story in pencil much like an obedient […]