Dear Self

Dear Self

This post is part of a new project that I’m working on. Visit Jess Alston’s website to learn more about the Dig Deep Podcast. Someone asked me recently to tell them my top three qualities: creative, thoughtful, and then I couldn’t think of a third one, so I said I was funny. I should probably tell you [...]

What Did I Do to Deserve This?

What Did I Do to Deserve This?

This post is part of a new project that I’m working on. Visit Jess Alston’s website to learn more about the Dig Deep Podcast. “Mercy is radical kindness. Mercy means offering or being offered aid in desperate straits. Mercy is not deserved. It involves absolving the unabsolvable, forgiving the unforgiveable.” ― Anne Lamott, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy [...]

It takes time

It takes time

  On one end of my street, construction workers are knee-deep in building a multi-million dollar library. On the other end, a multi-million dollar fire station will soon have firefighters sliding down the poles they are staking in the ground. It is a mess. Literally. As I've walked by the construction zones on casual strolls [...]

To the person who broke into my car and tried to steal my new smile

To the person who broke into my car and tried to steal my new smile

  I wrote the draft of this post in a composition notebook that I found from the year 2000 because you stole my laptop and my journals, along with the bible my aunt and uncle gave me for my 18th birthday. I found an old vocabulary quiz in this purple marble notebook with the word [...]