need more love in us, so our children can see (a song + FREE love cards printable)

Earlier last week, I had a hard time relaxing enough to sleep. Restless. Mind searching and scanning all the info absorbed about the recent events in Dallas… you know.  I needed to paint and sing a little and this old song came to mind: “Just look out around us People fightin their wars They think they’ll be happy  When they’ve settled their scores Let’s…

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…

one year ago, terrified in a sparkling silence

The day after Christmas one year ago, I laid our dear little 4-month-old baby, Alexandria, down on the CT scan bed at Children’s Hospital. Three weeks earlier we were told she was 100% deaf in her left ear. But on this day, we still did not know what was causing it. She failed her newborn hearing screening…