Beautiful You

When I go to a wedding, my favorite moment is when the groom sees his bride before she walks up the aisle to him. Sometimes his eyes brim with tears, or he works to manage emotions bursting inside him, or he takes a deep breath that seems to convey his overwhelm by this gift that…

Living Like We’re Chosen

Growing up, I was a tomboy. In the neighborhood, we played kickball, football, basketball and baseball a-lot. Every game, we picked new teams. I can't remember ever being a first, second or third pick... Now it's a vague memory. Back then it mattered. It said something to me. Somewhere in my teens, I first experienced…

Making Our Words Count

I was a school teacher for nine years.  I loved it.  It was stressful and challenging, yet very rewarding when I saw positive change in a student.  In my final four years I taught teenagers, all of whom had experienced years of academic failure.  Also, they'd received plenty of attention for inappropriate behavior and bad…