Just Ask

I have some challenges. Shocking, I know. One of the challenges I face is that I want to understand where I stand and why I stand there. While that may seem like a common desire, for me it is a challenge because of the effect it has on me. When something is not clear to…

The Erosion of Loneliness

In my life, I am experiencing loneliness in a deep way for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons is that my kids are launching into independent lives. Not only are they both fairly able to manage their work and schedules with some, but often little, direction from me, they are quite good friends….

Digging Deep

I love music, it speaks to me. I am one of those ‘sing at the top of your lungs’ while in the car people. Music brings me joy and sadness, it seems to reach the emotions I often try to mask. NeedToBreathe is one of my favorite Christian bands. The chorus of their song, Wasteland,…

For My Kids

On Mother’s Day about four years ago, I gave my children a gift. And this Mother’s Day, I am re-gifting it to them. Why re-gift? It made an impression then, but now, as teenagers, we are having more conversations about how to navigate through life, make big decisions, manage relationships, and cling to each other….