Uncertain Paths, Certain Glory

Uncertain Paths, Certain Glory

A few weeks ago, as my daughter and I sat with our feet in the surf and the late afternoon sun sank toward the ocean, our conversation turned to her future plans. She is starting her college senior, and while she has a general idea where she wants to be and what she...
The Sky’s the Limit

The Sky’s the Limit

The sky’s the limit. It’s a phrase we hear often, one meant to encourage and inspire. It conjures up images of taking risks and stepping outside our comfort zones in order to achieve great things. And while the expression mentions a limit, the idea is really that...

Why I Don’t Regret Not Going Back to Hawaii

This wasn’t how I imagined I would spend my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Quiet. Completely lacking in fanfare and celebration. Unnoticed except by the two of us. Just another day, really. We got married on a hot day in August in a small town in Alabama. Early...

The God of New Things

I love a good story. From the moment I first learned to read, my nose was always in a book. Through words on a page, I could, for a moment, become an intrepid sleuth, a fearless explorer in a foreign land, or a courageous servant girl from centuries ago. Everyone has...