On Dahlias, Joni Mitchell, and Dad

When I was 15,  I found myself living in a temporary situation. I’d left home and my future looked scary. I had an apprenticeship at a hair salon, but at minimum wage, I could not afford to live on my own. I was too young, no one would let me rent a space, plus I was […]

I Need a Mother God

Right now, I need a Mother God. I have three, four, maybe even five mothers. One birthed me, raised me and gave me a place of Love from which I could be released into the world. She has surrendered me to God and the work in the world I feel compelled to do. She has […]

Light Heals

I remember the first time I told my real story out loud to a friend. I was shaking. I was crying. I felt sick to my stomach. I didn’t want to say it out loud. I didn’t want anyone to know that I had had an abortion and hid it from everyone in my life, […]

Choosing to Trust God Again (And Again)

Sometimes something so very ordinary can speak to my heart in a very extraordinary way. This happened for me once again this morning as I washed and blow-dried my hair. Because I am a bit of a clean freak, I always set up the vacuum cleaner before I blow dry my hair so that I […]

The Day He Asked Her to Dinner

My husband John was passing through an airport when a bright yellow card with “sunshine” on it drew his attention. It reminded him of our eldest daughter, whose middle name is Sunshine. He was missing his girls—aged 8,7 and 5—as life had become increasingly busy. He had opened his first dental clinic and it was […]