When the Lost is Found

As she took a final look, she concluded the earring was nowhere in her luggage. She sighed, looking out the window at the first snowfall of December. It had been her favorite pair. She'd worn those earrings everywhere, often forgetting to take them out at night. Her eyes stung suddenly, though not from the harsh glare. It … Continue reading When the Lost is Found

Embracing the Struggle

You know when you hear a morsel of truth and all you can do is slap the nearest desk and say, “Yes! YES!”? That recently happened to me when I ran across this quote by Madeleine L’Engle: “Those who believe they believe in God, but without passion in the heart, without anguish of mind, without … Continue reading Embracing the Struggle

Too Important

I recently sliced the base of my left thumb open. I won't go into the gory details, but I will say it was less than pleasant and definitely beyond the league of Band-Aids. My thumb is currently wrapped, strapped, and taped against my index finger so that I won't move the thumb and open the wound. So, … Continue reading Too Important

Analytics: Not the Bottom Line

Analytics. They thrill. They kill. Thanks to technology, we are able to track so many things. Blog hits. Followers. Views. Even site of referral and the viewer's city. I should know. I administrate four Facebook pages and two Twitter pages, handle stats on two blogs, and maintain two websites. Every week, stats bombard me, either … Continue reading Analytics: Not the Bottom Line