Thankful For Clouds

The evening swayed gently as the current under our feet moved back and forth in the way that nature does. Our pontoon sat in the middle of the still and now-quiet lake, which had been bustling with summer-savoring families all day. Adults chatted, slightly dazed from...

Shhh…

You know those crazy moments in life? Company is on the way, your house is a mess, and you really aren’t in the mood to have guests anyway. In fact, what you’d like to do more than anything else is curl up in the fetal position and have a good cry. If you could...

Super (Single) Mom

The sun was beginning to wane in the autumn sky, starting its descent for the day. With dinner behind us, I was ready to sit and visit with the family we had traveled over 600 miles to see. My sister got up from her chair as conversation continued all around, and she...

Broken

The Japanese have an ancient practice of mending broken pottery with gold. This practice started with the story of a rich man with a special broken teacup. He sent the cup away to be repaired, and it was returned stapled together: both ugly and unusable. Another...

Help Me Do What I Cannot Do

Have you ever been there? You’re the one in charge, and you have no idea how you should handle the situation that has been presented to you? Wading through difficult or unknown territory is hard enough on your own, but leading others through it, too, can seem like a...