Five Tips for Dating Your Child

I took my second child on a date this morning. It’s something we have been trying to implement to give one-on-one time with me, but have not made it a reality. This time was so significant for me as my sweet girl danced freely when a fun song came on at Starbucks this morning. She smiled and laughed and told …

Week Three!!

Two take-aways: 1. Self-control. Fasting is more about self-control more than it is about not eating food. Food was meant to serve us. Too often we get that backwards. Remember that what you are learning is that you do not need food as much as you think you need. 2. Feed your mind, not your belly. When you find yourself …

“Metaphysical Realism”

“Metaphysical Realism” Talk to assuage the guilt Feign to answer questions Our lips move Our hearts stirred. By some transcendent necessity to explain the why We plot We plan We put tuxes on corpses while formaldehyde fills their veins Mimicking life. We give detailed reasons to the unsolvable problems, and Think that talking will make it disappear into ethereal unworthiness …

The Night Cannot Hold My Heart

The night cannot hold my heart It lures me into the recesses of doubt and despair It calls and promises for naught It wraps me in cold warmth and fear I feel its grasp soothing yet inescapable The pain of regret and “what-ifs” and “What gives?” I swat at the arms of hope and help Believing they want to condemn …