Thoughts from a daughter…

4am and lost in thought. Thinking of dreams unrealized and promises broken. Leadings of God not followed and the unhappy consequences of those actions. Praying a little. “God, you know what I want to do with my life, right?”, even as I look forward at the years which lie ahead to realize that the number …

I am no bird. No net ensnares me.

This may be one of my favorite quotes in the world. And it's so hard to choose just one. Being in a very authoritarian marriage, where our church preached something called "Spiritual Authority", a concept backed up by many biblical scriptures, A woman was to submit to her husband whenever there was an impasse in …

River

The sunrise was soft this morning, providing a gentle light that didn't hurt the eyes as one drove toward the east. I generally take the road that allows my car to move in curvy swervey patterns since it follows the shoreline of the river. It's a peaceful commute that changes visually with every season and …

Be Steady

Being true to yourself. That phrase used to confuse me. Who isn't honest with themselves?  How can you hide from yourself? Don't answer the questions. I've discovered the answers. You have morals and you have standards. They will be tested. Will you betray your own heart? Last night a friend I care for so deeply …