Let’s Rise Together

I am always looking for a great book to read. When I was with my dear friend Lisa Bevere last month she told she had just finished reading a book that captivated her so greatly that she was truly saddened as she neared the end of it because of the amazing people she had encountered […]

I’m Going Back to School: There I Said It Out Loud

I’m going back to school this summer. It’s hard to say that out loud, because it means it’s real, that I’m committing myself to it. Committing myself to school means truly admitting that at thirty, my life isn’t what I always imagined. The images of myself with the white picket fence, the man, the 2.5 […]

I Prayed for Friendship; God Gave Me Sisterhood

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” ~African proverb I have known two types of friendship in my life. The first was the experience I think many women are familiar with: the relationship in which we feel guarded, unable to be our true selves, and unsure of […]

Sisters Say the Words We Need to Hear

Sometimes sisterhood starts by being willing to go first, to set the first stone in the wall of shelter that doesn’t exist yet. For more than a decade I worked in a bustling office in the national headquarters of a para-church organization. I was in my early twenties when I first walked through the doors […]

For the Love of Big Sisters

I didn’t really grow up with my three sisters. The age gap between us meant they grew up with each other and I grew up with my brothers. In my memories, my sisters have always been adults. Even when they weren’t quite old enough to drive, they were old enough to care for me and […]