Instagram Mom, Please Stop

Instagram Mom, Please Stop

I came across this beautiful photo (of which I’ve cropped) on my Instagram feed last night. It’s beautiful. Everything is propped and proportioned so meticulously. The colors are beautiful and the caption is great.  But it broke my heart. Actually, the...
The Legacy of Being Real

The Legacy of Being Real

There’s a story called The Velveteen Rabbit.  It’s about a stuffed animal that was drug around by a Boy during the magical moments of childhood, through sickness and fear.   What is Real? the Velveteen Rabbit asked the old, wise Horse in the nursery. Being...

Why Love is a Dirty Word to Me

I shy away from the moral and cultural religious wars of today. I cautiously disengage from new age, occultic, and secular beliefs that have infiltrated the church, and those that are also on the legalistic, dogmatic side. There’s so much rhetoric, it’s...
Hearing The Voices Of Freedom

Hearing The Voices Of Freedom

It’s been a long time since I’ve really written. From the heart. Heart writing requires time – time to reflect, time to write down what whispers in your soul. I don’t know where to start – whether to write about standing in the Charleston...
Hope For Holiday Relationships

Hope For Holiday Relationships

I have the poem “Do It Anyway” by Mother Theresa in my counseling office. It makes me strong and gives me hope for holiday relationships. It was given to me by a friend in a Christmas letter in 2005. It’s timeless. The truths are essential for...