After the Storm

As I gaze at the hills surrounding my quiet little town, my heart is heavy. Just beyond those hills lie neighborhoods in pieces. Families broken. Lives taken with no warning. Nashville is bleeding, and it is not going to be an easy or quick fix. So much grief. I can’t wrap my mind around what … More After the Storm

Pray for Nashville

40 days-day 6 Today I am switching the focus of my Lenten writing. For now. Our beloved Nashville was hit hard last night by a tornado. The death toll is rising and tens of thousands are without power. My family and I are safe, living about twenty miles from the worst of the storm, but … More Pray for Nashville

In Utah. Babies.

40 days-Day 5 *TRIGGER WARNING* Buckle your seatbelt, it’s about to get real. So far I have shared mostly generalizations about the epidemic of Sex Trafficking in the United States. Today I will begin sharing a series of articles that I have saved in order to fuel my research into the next book I am … More In Utah. Babies.

Look Around You

40 days-Day 4 The article read like something you would expect in a foreign country… “The local investigation resulted after the Police Department became aware of a connection between a Massage parlor at 1234 Main Street in their city and another located at 1234 St. Andrews Drive, the neighboring town.. Arrested was Lucy Chang, who was … More Look Around You

Sex Trafficking: Would you know it if you saw it?

40 days-Day 3 I travel across the country with my kids every year to visit our Texas family. We stop at rest stops, truck stops, gas stations and restaurants along the way (hellooooo Cracker Barrel and Chick-fil-a!). When I learned about the very real epidemic of sex trafficking here in the United States I couldn’t … More Sex Trafficking: Would you know it if you saw it?

40 Days

Today is Fat Tuesday and it’s living up to it’s name. I am looking at my mid-life life and just sick. Sick over the ease and privilege in which I walk on a daily basis. Sick over the reality of suffering, slavery, and abuse that makes Fat Tuesday a far-off concept for millions of people. … More 40 Days

Strength in Silence

This week I’m writing at Foundling House! Please click here to hop on over, and take a look around while you are there. It’s full of wonderful writing, art, and music that I am sure you will enjoy!