To the Mother Who Has Loved and Been Left

“Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.” – Brennan Manning Dear Mother of an Addicted Person, I don’t know what your holiday will look like this year and maybe you don’t either. I […]

I Will Bring Change. Will You? PLUS: A Giveaway

By Lacey Forward | Twitter: @willbringchange It was a regular night in 2009 when God answered my prayer. I had asked God to speak to me in a dream about something that mattered to Him. So God did. I awoke to a pillow drenched with tears, puffy eyes, and shaking limbs, images continuing to play in my mind’s eye: I found myself atop […]

Seated at the Table of Outrage

I just saw a thing on Facebook, as I was scrolling through my feed the way we do. It was written by the woman who birthed my two older children, a midwife of babies and other soul things. I usually listen when she speaks. She said, when people look back at this era she believes they […]

This Quiet Work is Enough

One morning a week I volunteer at our local food bank. This past week a woman came in who was in active labor. It took the staff several minutes to figure out what was happening and when they asked if they could call an ambulance for her, she said she just wanted to get her hamper […]

Note To Self: Always Flirt With Chinese Grandma At Bus Stop

There’s a small chip on my front tooth. I’ve had it fixed, but it’s so tiny, the repair doesn’t last. So, I smile with my chipped tooth and my eyes scrunched up and I see laugh lines with this haircut that showcases my whole wrinkly forehead. And I don’t care. I like that my face […]