the first gift to give your children (a letter to guide you)

As we enter the season of giving, let’s give your children and any children we encounter a priceless gift. The gift of honoring childhood–honoring the beauty, innocence, and molding of our children and the world’s children as they grow up. I wrote this letter (pictured) when my first daughter was two years old and have the original hanging in my closet as…

what am I afraid of? (the lion, part 2) + A SONG

This post is dedicated to those people who may be terribly afraid to share who they were and/or are…in hopes that they will see hope and pure goodness and love are always available to you. A NOTE: This post took nearly a month to write as I struggled with the content, felt frustrated. Then, I started to realize that…

marley, sodor, birds, and love (how I pushed aside fear and worry with LOVE)

Following this past Monday morning at 5am–when I was staring blankly, jaw dropped, after spilling coffee on my priceless laptop–I went through several emotional states. First, was a period of serious Denial (that my only absolutely necessary work tool to get several deadline projects completed was gone); then Action (think who has the Adobe design suite on a mac, is…

doing the same thing over and over

  I am insane. Insane according to the quote: Insanity: DOING the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. [most attribute this quote to Einstein, but no one really knows where it came from.] The last few days, I have had this recurring feeling that I am acting a bit insane because…

seeking and finding

There were the endless lists, notes, jots, sketches, research, brainstorms, and middle-of-the-night lightbulb ideas, but overriding them all by leaps and bounds were experiences that could not be shaken. Experiences that were unexpected, yet came only with fully intentional presence, prayer and conversation. As the experiences accumulated, the prayers grew more intentional. My life got…