September 30, 2021

The Llama You’ll Never Know

Rita Mock-Pike Hiking Machu Picchu is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Capturing an award-winning photograph of a llama on said Ancient Wonder is, too. Or at least, I […]
September 25, 2021

The Cat’s Value

She knows her name but refuses to come. She flicks tail and brushes legs. She knows her worth she knows her value. She’s mean and cranky yet she’s loved...
September 22, 2021

It’s Jesus or Your Car

When your faith is your centering force, some things become clear. Articulating that sometimes, isn’t as easy as that. Then, moments like this arise.
September 19, 2021

Nonfiction Review – 12 Tiny Things: Simple Ways to Live a More Intentional Life

12 Tiny Things is all about finding simple ways that help you find the best life possible. Specifically, the authors, Heidi Barr and Ellie Roscher, explore these twelve topics to find that place of rest, of peace, of health within them.
September 11, 2021

When Schizophrenia Came: A Remembrance

Schizophrenia was not your end, though the incidents leading to your diagnosis did feel like it. Schizophrenia did not remove you from existence, though you were never recognizable as the sunny, bubbly, quirky girl we used to know after that diagnosis...
September 9, 2021

Another New Favorite: My Ahmad Strawberry Sensation Tea Review

I stumbled onto the Ahmad brand for August’s tea review. And now I’m hooked. As I write this review, I’m literally on the last of the twenty bags from the box. Yeah. I’m going to have to order another box or twelve.
September 7, 2021

How Never Doubting Christian Dogma Nearly Ruined My Life and Why I’m Grateful to Have Doubts

When your dogma is stronger than your faith, you need a deconstruction of faith like never before. I didn't think I needed that. Turns out, I was wrong.
September 7, 2021

Nonfiction Book Review: If God Is Love, Don’t Be a Jerk

Even before I got through the introduction of If God is Love, Don’t Be a Jerk, I knew I’d love it – and knew it would be a productive read for myself and others like me who want to demonstrate our faith in a loving, compassionate way...
August 31, 2021

Romance Novel Review: A Brush with Love

A Brush With Love is one of those romance novels that restores my faith in the genre. Not only is the craft of writing well-executed on these charming pages, but the author digs deeply into a lot of challenging emotional moments and deals very beautifully with a main character who deals regularly with anxiety – deep anxiety.
August 29, 2021

“I Will Answer Yes”

When you have what seems like impossible dreams, faith can carry you through.
August 22, 2021

My Favorite Things: Hot Tea on an Airplane

I don’t understand it. I’m a tea snob. Lipton is unacceptable. It’s not tea – at all. And yet when I fly anywhere, there’s this thing in me that relishes a hot tea. Even Lipton.
August 21, 2021

Friends

Whimsical poem about nature