WRITING

VULNERABLE WORDS OF HOPE FOR MESSY MIRACLES

What I Would Tell Her

Fear tells me to hold these memories deep in the cavern of my mind. My weirdness, quirks, and imperfections feel safe hidden from stinging curiosity and judging eyes. But change is stirring. With each word released, with every story shared, my heart and soul are...

A Prayer for Seeking The Still

There's much to say about 2017, but it can wait for now. At this moment I want to share this prayer with you. I have adopted it as the prayer for Seeking The Still. I do hope it will bless you and remind you to ever turn your gaze from yourself to the Author of Life....

A Masterpiece In Plain Sight

By most Thursday nights, I'm emotionally and physically tapped.  Thus it is pizza dinner night at the Fleetwood abode. Justin slightly adjusts his well-worn commute to stop by Little Ceaser's for dinner in a box. Afterward, you'll find me lounging on the couch, nose...

My Word for the Summer

The house is so quiet tonight. My daughters and husband are gone, and the animals are curled up tight. I hear the hum of the air conditioner, the lively chirps of the robins, and the cars cruising along. The television is dark. Lights and phone are off. I notice the...

Looking for Lovely

In a culture brimming with people hiding behind lovely masks, it is refreshing and freeing to read an author who tells the story of her life without a filter. Such is the woman named Annie F. Downs, author of the newly released book Looking for Lovely: Collecting The...

In the Wake of Easter

I saw it everywhere on social media this past weekend. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were laden with images and text declaring that Easter was the day that changed everything! It is true. The death and resurrection of Jesus are the most important events in the...