Based on an interview with Maggie A.*, a mother, daughter, and one of ten siblings. Her husband passed away from cancer three years ago, and this is her story. After raising ten children, my mom went back to college and completed her bachelors when she was 60. She went on to get her masters and … Continue reading Sacred Dying
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
Jesus didn’t say life would be easy, but you can persevere through anything. I grew up with one parent most of my life who kept putting her children in the arms of abusive men. When I was 11 years old, I sat across the courtroom from my stepdad and testified against him. I was scared … Continue reading Loved
I have an inability to dream small goals. They are all gigantic. When I envision the future, I envision having a voice and bring God glory through writing and music. I want the thing made for Him to be of a better quality than the things made for the world. Excellence for Him. I grew … Continue reading Seeking
Close your eyes and envision the sea. Warm sand, glassy blue waters, and an unending horizon. The beach is a place where you feel one with nature and with God. I’ve never felt out of place in front of the ocean. Water heals. I miss it. I especially miss listening to the waves at night. … Continue reading Dallas, TX/ Sydney, Australia – Can You Hear the Sea?
When I was 9 or 10, we had a chance to go Disney Land. LA was a greyhound stop on our move from Oregon to Texas. We spent the night in a hotel that actually had a tour bus which took us to the park. That was my only childhood vacation. It was a magical experience. It … Continue reading Dallas, TX – Childhood