Setting Off Toward Home

Three years ago to the day, I was carting a U-haul to Oklahoma, my would-be home. Not knowing a soul there, apart from the people I’d interviewed with at my new job, I remember setting off into the sunrise and being as excited as I was scared.  Up until five weeks previous, when I was … Continue reading Setting Off Toward Home

Hindsight: What I Now See

I discovered this post in my drafts, where it had lingered for three years. It helped me remember the creativity and goodness in God's plans, so I'm sharing it in the hope that it will encourage someone else. I recently caught a view that took my breath away. It was on a hike (I still … Continue reading Hindsight: What I Now See

Serving vs. Selling

So many thoughts rummaging around in my head these days, but one that has emerged in some state of cohesiveness to ponder with you all is about marketing. And yet it also isn't. Let me explain. I was reading a fantastic article about marketing by author and writing coach K.M. Weiland recently. (Or, more accurately, I … Continue reading Serving vs. Selling

One More Day – A Poem

“Heart, where are you?” I said. But my voice came back hollow. “Surely you’re not dead… Don’t go where I can’t follow.   “Dawn can’t stay always away, So turn your face to the sky. Hope can’t stay forever at bay, Awake; lift your head high."   Only silence from the depth, Just as still … Continue reading One More Day – A Poem

There’s More: a new series

I'm embarking on a new adventure. God willing, I'll never be the same. And you're invited.  What is it? Well, the good news is this adventure doesn't involve death-defying acts or a big budget. The bad news is I have no idea how this is going to work. But that's what makes it an adventure, right? … Continue reading There’s More: a new series

The Jonah Within

There are few Bible personalities I really connect with. You know: Ruth was so good, and Esther was fearless and beautiful, and Mary was amazing. Paul is hard for me to get my head around, and the disciples, well, they were interesting and funny, but relatable? Well, maybe not so much. But start talking about Jonah, and … Continue reading The Jonah Within

What No One Else Can Hear

Why do we associate silence with loneliness? Perhaps we mistake the blessing of solitude for the curse of loneliness. Crazy as it may sound, I've learned that both solitude and loneliness can be good. In the silence of being alone, the emptiness echoes a truth we don't hear when we have people to turn to and the static … Continue reading What No One Else Can Hear

Along the Back Roads

The woman looking at my paperwork glanced up and verified my hometown. "How'd you get here to South Dakota?" she said, almost in passing. Picturing the miles between where I started and where I ended up, I smiled and said simply, "Via some back roads." Isn't that the case more often than not? How often do we … Continue reading Along the Back Roads

The Power of the Impossible

What a crazy few months it's been! Thought with this month's post I'd give a bit of an update. I recently got back home from my working traveling adventure. Three months, fourteen states, and 12,000 miles later, I'm energized and ready to dive into another writing project. My next manuscript, In Lieu of a Plot, will … Continue reading The Power of the Impossible