Tag: Transparent Living

A Treacherous Idol

I loved my fourth grade teacher. Mrs. Harris was funny and kind and so smart. She was tall and beautiful and always wore trendy clothes – always looked, to me, more like a model than the teacher of multiplication tables and the scientific method. So when word got […]

When You Lose Your Voice

When I was little, I had a friend who…well, let’s just say she had an intense desire for things that belonged to other people, and she was quick to make those things her own if given the chance. On several occasions she had been accused of stealing things […]

Outside the Grief Bubble

As I walked the aisles of the grocery store yesterday, trying to restock our pitiful pantry, I couldn’t hold back the stray tears that kept sneaking out. Here and there, with no apparent triggers, I would suddenly need to cry and, because people just don’t *do* that in […]

An Influential Weight

She watched my struggle, and as I put the last of our things into the car she finally asked what she must have been wondering for awhile. “The Lord did that to you, didn’t He, Mama?” And if I could have, I would have spun around and embraced […]

Because It Isn’t Over Yet

I read an article the other day about a photographer who has recently had his life turned upside down in the best way. This photographer had a collection of photos – incredible photos – discovered, and has since been given the opportunity to use his skills and exercise […]

Something New

I’ve been fretting today about a conference I’m going to this week. It’s going to be amazing – I know it is, and I know without a doubt that I’m supposed to be there. But the fretting….well, it’s not unusual or unexpected, but it’s not any fun. I […]

Because I Am Only Human

So, guys? The act is up. There always comes a time when you have to take a step back and re-evaluate things. Sometimes you can choose the time for it to happen, and sometimes the cosmos whack you on the head and insist that you take a break, […]