Category: Autobiography

Bittersweet: Grief mingled with Gratitude

Why do I share all this here? I believe we live most fully when we take time to process our experiences, both good and bad. In fact, processing our experiences is part of telling our heart that this experience is real: it actually happened.

Soul Songs 1: This Is My Song

“This Is My Song” was written by Lloyd Stone in 1934. Something about the haunting minor melody caught my ear and the lyrics captured my imagination.

Of Blackbirds and Souls: How to Cope with Grief

How to cope with grief. “We were not made for dying, for seeing death, for losing the loved ones around us. Death and loss should hurt, because they are shoes the wrong size for our souls.”

To Write or Not to Write

Four reasons to quit writing and why I still do.

Dear Church

Tonight, I want to talk to you about something I’ve cared deeply about for a long time. . . loving those who are tough to love.