What's God's calling for my life? I struggled with that question until I found peace in an unexpectant way. “I was so desperate to hear from the Lord. You have to tell me what to do?”
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve spent more time considering the differences between how others perceive me and how I know the real me to actually be. Looking at myself from the outside, I know I have a great life. I live in the best country in the world, I am married to my best friend, … Continue reading Public, Private, and Secret Self
Spur-of-the-moment road trips were some of my happiest childhood memories. I remember one trip in particular, one day my brother and I came home from school cranky and bored and then out of the blue my mom decided we will drive to San Antonio. We drove late into the evening and overnighted in a hotel … Continue reading Clean Slate
“I don’t want you to pretend you are rich,” my Dad told me when I left for college. Until then, I didn’t know I lived in the ghetto. My Mom was the neighborhood doctor, and my Dad worked in a dental office. Our community never felt dangerous. My parents told me the people I associated … Continue reading Favored
The most difficult thing I’ve had to overcome was probably going through a divorce. I grew up wanting a big family and wanting to be married. In my early 30s, I thought I found the right person - we had a lot in common and had fun together. I figured I knew him; however, he … Continue reading Living in Gratitude
Joy is spending a long weekend camping with friends, building a trail in the woods where there wasn’t one before. I love being with my favorite people, doing my favorite things. You feel connected, connected to nature, to others, to the world. When I am out there doing things, there isn’t as much mental smog … Continue reading Hope & Depression
"Oh! My proudest accomplishment and I am really happy that I don't cut no more. I am happy when I sing."