The New School A few text messages later our family walked into our new school. A painful excitement filled my heart. As much as I wanted to follow God’s plans for our family a return to the classroom after years away terrified me. I enjoyed the rhythm and flexibility of our life and that was coming to a screeching halt. Our self-employed life came to a screeching halt and … [Read more...] about The New School: Writing in the Wait
Fear. It reaches the farthest corners of the earth and causes trouble, confusion and heartache. Americans are gripped by a host of fears. Many fears are planted solidly on tangible realities... What will our new president do? What will happen if don't get our family (and nation) out of debt? What will happen if the younger generation doesn't learn respect? Where … [Read more...] about NO MORE FEAR & Housewarming Giveaway!
Distance rarely separated our caravan after the Weed 76 Station incident that took place as night swallowed the day. As we drove it felt like we were in a raven’s armpit with equal dips and twists in the road as if soaring blindly. The bright lights of the moving truck ahead illuminated enough but I desperately longed to see more. As the night took its toll and we … [Read more...] about Waiting: Isolation, Vulnerability and Blessings
A life is rebuilt with delicate care and enormous amounts of faith and tenacity. At birth Peacequility hit resistance by a voice carefully chosen to speak truth to my heart during such a time. The words from that voice divided my heart. “What will you do when you run out of ideas?” A fair question when spoken in naïve innocence but this voice questioned more than … [Read more...] about Battling Doubting Voices: Where Inspiration Comes From
The weight of her body in my already weary arms took it’s toll as the minutes rolled into an hour. Supported by the ordinary hotel counter my daughter and I waited for the night manager to procure a key to the room we booked at the last-minute. The warmth of my breath as I prayed for patience filled the space between her ear and my face. Now nearly two in the morning … [Read more...] about Waiting: Shuffling and Ruffling