Trash Bin

(free verse) No one wants me to bare my soul There’s too many sins, and  I’ve hurt too many people My mind is free I don’t feel bad (except I do) Besides, they hurt me too and they’ve never said, “Sorry.” So, why should I pull out old wounds that I have locked away just... Continue Reading →

Ice Cream Conversations: My Journey from Infertility to Motherhood

It was a hot September day in 2010 and the counters in the Dairy Queen were sticky. The smell of waffle cones and sugary sweets wafted through the air as I nervously shifted in the red plastic covered booth. My husband, Chris, and I sat across from our twelve-year-old foster son as the three of... Continue Reading →

#Called2Love

Listen up folks, we cannot stay silent forever. Far too long, many of us have buried our heads in the sand and wished all the bad away. We're good people. We’re caring people. We believe in equality. We believe in freedom. We believe in free speech for all. We believe in right and wrong. And... Continue Reading →

The Day I Met Her

One Sunday afternoon as my church family ministered to the homeless of Colorado Springs I was looking over the faces of the crowd and noticed her. She sat off to the side, alone. Her expression heavy and hardened. She avoided eye contact with everyone, never lifting her gaze. She refused to approach the folks handing out... Continue Reading →

Crown of Creation

I can see it living there behind your eyes. I can see it’s eating you alive. You’re hiding your heart, hiding yourself, waiting to be rescued. You’re masking the lies, carving the pain, keeping it all hidden. Look at yourself. What do you see? Only painful memories. Where is the hope? Where is the love?... Continue Reading →

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