In honor of Maya . . .

Besides my husband and children, I have probably mentioned Maya Angelou on my blog more than any other person. In honor of her life and death, I thought I would repost this writing from 2012. It features one of my very favorite Angelou poems, “Continue.”...

fear and freedom, a follow on

  I’d like to offer a follow on to last week’s post about fear and freedom.   Over the course of the weekend, Steve and I have made a decision about Luke and Lane’s school, and what I want to report is that the school we have chosen is not perfect. That’s the big...

fear vs freedom

Years ago, Dr. Henry Cloud wrote a book in which he uses the following working definition for the word integrity: “the courage to meet the demands of reality.” It’s a business-y kind of book, not really my thing, but I have always been struck by his definition of...

T is for . . .

  This blog post is brought to you by the letter T.   T is for . . .   Travel We just returned from a week in Missouri, visiting my sister and her family as well as my mom. Every time I’m with my sister, I’m reminded that I don’t get to be with her enough. She is a...

a letter to kate

  In honor of mother’s day . . . a repost from a couple of years ago. {My dear friend Kate is becoming a mom for the first time in just a few short weeks. Her baby shower is today, and because I am a world away in the Middle East, I can’t be there —...