Spotting God

Spotting God

Maven’s gymnastics coach taught her about the power of spotting. By training her eyes on a specific point as she rotated, she’d maintain her balance. Great advice. Lately, I’ve been taking my eyes off my focal point. When I see all these messages and images about A...
Hero Worship

Hero Worship

Liam Neeson’s character delivers one of my favorite movie scenes in Taken when he warns his daughter, “They are going to take you.” But a few minutes later, he assures Kim’s kidnapper, “…I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.” Right away, you get...
Bound by Grace

Bound by Grace

I don’t know the story behind this tree. All I know is that it has grown with these links embedded in it. Would it have been taller, fuller, stronger without it? Did the chain start out as a helpful boundary that will ultimately kill it? Did some long-ago little...
Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire

I’ve had some friends call me out recently. “You change the subject when you don’t want to answer a question.” “You withdraw when you’re struggling.” And here I thought I was being smooth. Not so. There was a part of me that figured they couldn’t be bothered with all...
Flit, Flutter, or Fly

Flit, Flutter, or Fly

Fret much? I do. I’ve been more a hummingbird than a Robin since I signed my publishing contract, hovering over everything I must do and haven’t done, beating my wings frantically but not moving outside my figure-eight path: Little people. Edits. New synopsis. Hubby....

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