Only A Reflection

“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” --1 Cor. 13:12 When the fear of loss overwhelms, only a reflection, only a reflection When the “Why Lord?” comes, only a reflection, only a reflection When the grief cripples your soul, only a reflection, only a … [Read More]



ShePonders: Stations of the Cross

We shuffled slowly into the sanctuary and between the pews. We, so young and squirrely, still uninitiated in hushed tones, moved in as much silence as we could … [Read More]


TGIF: Feels Like Home To Me

I didn’t grow up around plants. I couldn’t tell you much about mulch, rootstock or pruning. When most kids were asked to “Water the plants” the Francis kids … [Read More]



More Than a Number

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true … [Read More]


The Red Couch: Daring Greatly Discussion

Full Disclosure: I feel like one of the last women in America to read Daring Greatly. Unfortunately, this is probably because my pride got the best of me.  To be … [Read More]

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The Red Couch: Daring Greatly Reflection

Siobhan and I sit in comfy chairs on the patio. She dabs at her latte, foam crinkling in the cup, and I sip decaf English Breakfast tea with a splash of honey and cream. We wrap blankets around our chests, our laps, our feet, because spring is still springing, … [Read More]


March Zine, Oh Baby!

This is my sweet spot. The night before the big game—when I'm tired, but too excited to sleep. The eve of zine-day always feels like that. By the time this is published, I will be fast asleep, but probably dreaming of copy edits and colorful pages and … [Read More]


Serving at the Entrance of the Temple

"... and do not compare yourself with others or you will become vain and bitter." —Desiderata One of our greatest areas of self-inflicted pain has its source in our determination to measure ourselves against other people, evaluating how much better or worse … [Read More]


Practicing Resurrection

It is Easter Monday and only two weeks have cycled since my mother passed away. It’s interesting how time can hang motionless and unwavering with one breath while, just as easily, it can slip through your fingers like so many grains of sand. These days I … [Read More]


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