This was my podcast listen this morning, while getting ready for work. I think forgiveness is one of the hardest things to reconcile when someone has hurt us or those we love. In recent times, I’ve confronted this need to forgive in scenarios in which I know I will never get an apology or resolution. … Continue reading Forgiveness

The Cure for Anything

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” ~ Isak Dinesen I am not ashamed that therapy is a thing I’ve needed since March of last year. It’s self-care. I think more people should go. But sometimes therapy comes in the form of Vitamin D, salt air, & sea breezes. So … Continue reading The Cure for Anything


As I lay here writing this at 3:53 AM, having yet to sleep, I thought I’d share this podcast. Although apparently I didn’t pay attention as well as I thought. Anxiety is and has been near for much of the last year. But settled in - during the days my home was damaged and I … Continue reading Anxiety


Searching for safetyIt escaped me for so long.I found you -You aren't safe.But you were my safetyIn a storm I didn't know I'd walk into.In another storm, I longto be yours.

Happy Easter

This morning, I’m overwhelmed with God’s mercy & grace. Friend - His mercy and grace are waiting for you. He’s waiting for you & He will lavish unmerited, crazy, wild grace on you."I thought I deservedTo be six feet beneath the earthFor all the things I've done and the things I've saidThe choices made that … Continue reading Happy Easter

Abby the Wonder Dog

I have a dog. Her name is Abby. But I call her by many other names. See - I have this problem. It involves nicknames. I usually end up with about a bazaillion nicknames for kids and animals. Abby has a boatload. She is Booty Boo, Boo-Boo Bear, Boo-Boo, Abigail Ann, Abster, Busy Body, Ab, … Continue reading Abby the Wonder Dog


The day I met you, your skepticism was a challenge. I knew instantly that I had work to do, to win you over. I adore the skeptic in you. Even when it drives me crazy.For all the days that have passed since, I have fought back Against the feeling that I'm home, when I'm in … Continue reading Home

Sky Diving? A Tattoo?

How should I celebrate turning 45 in April? Go sky diving (I’ve never been)? Get a tattoo (still don’t have one)? Do something else exciting? What should I do to celebrate and mark this next big birthday? I usually attend a wine & food festival every April - in the lovely seaside town of Beaufort … Continue reading Sky Diving? A Tattoo?

Jireh | Elevation Worship This song, Jireh - Elevation Worship, was featured, for the first time, during worship at Elevation this morning. It's my new song. I needed it. "Jireh - You are enough..."If you're new to faith related stuff, "Jireh" is a Hebrew name for God meaning "Provider." He is often referred to as "Jehovah Jireh."

I’ll Follow You "I don't care if we fall from graceI'll follow you down to where forever liesWithout a doubt I'm on your sideThere is no where else I'd rather beI'm not about to compromiseGive you up to say goodbyeI've got you through the deepI'll keep you close to me"


There’s a thing that sometimes happens when you’re standing in the forest - your feet firmly planted on the leaves and pine needles that fall to the ground. Silence. There are times when I’m on a trail that I don’t even hear a bird make a peep. If the breeze or wind is non-existent there’s … Continue reading Silence

She Did Not Need Much

She did not need much, wanted very little. A kind word, sincerity, fresh air, clean water, a garden, kisses, books to read, sheltering arms, a cozy bed, and to love and be loved in return. ~ starra neely blade

Burn It All Down

There was a moment recently when I contemplated the type of relationship I want in my life, with the right one, and along with that, the type of relationship I deserve. The moment came about as I prepared myself for a little heartbreak. I'm sure some of you out there know what I mean. As … Continue reading Burn It All Down

50 by 50

In April 2026, I will turn 50. This year feels like a big birthday, as I turn 45. But gosh, there's a lot I've still got to do before hitting 45 and six weeks won't do it. So, after a friend posted about her 40 before 40 (that she's now added a few more items … Continue reading 50 by 50

Being Strong

Sometimes being strong is not what it's cracked up to be. I am a strong woman. I happen to think I'm brave. I've been through a lot in my 45 years and I'm proud of my strength, determination, and perseverance. I've lived on my own for far longer than I'd prefer. I've moved cross country … Continue reading Being Strong

Improve Your Mood

If you’re looking for a way to improve your mood - in spite of what is going on around you, this podcast may be helpful. You can find it here. The title is “How to Improve Your Mood, No Matter What Life Throws Your Way.” I thought it had some useful information. I wanted to … Continue reading Improve Your Mood

I Miss You Today

I miss you today. I miss you often. Some days hit a little different though. Today it's the sound of your voice and how I feel when you look at me - in that way you do - that I'm missing. The way you look at me always knocks me a little off center. Mostly … Continue reading I Miss You Today

The Trouble With Wanting, Is I Want You It's Tuesday and I'm feeling all sorts of feelings today. I'm also diving into another freaking re-write of A Thousand Years. Sometimes I think it's torture to be a writer {can I get a witness?}. This would be the third reincarnation of this love story. Maybe the third times the charm. Here are some … Continue reading The Trouble With Wanting, Is I Want You

Use Your Words

For more from Mark Anthony, go here. I just want a little bit of attention in the form of words is all - to know I'm being thought of, to not compete with a phone, or someone else. I want to hear or read the words {I'd probably read them over & over} - that … Continue reading Use Your Words

Getting Through

And in the category of getting through, here's a little music getting me through. Just gotta get through it. There's no way around it. I've tried. Have you ever had something standing in the way of what you want? And as much as you try to finagle your way around, it's just not possible. You … Continue reading Getting Through