She and Her Glitter (A Valentine’s Tale)

Today is Ash Wednesday. A beautiful day in the liturgical church calendar to reflect upon our mortality and the promised resurrection of life lived with Christ. As my faith journey continues, I regularly experience little “deaths” and opportunities for little “resurrections” with the Living Christ among us. May you experience a rich season of Lent to reflect upon what Christ’s life and death mean for you. Next week, I’ll begin a weekly offering of Lent through the monastic practice of seven daily pauses. Today, I offer you a Valentine’s tale. Can you find Christ in the midst? Once upon a…

Reclaiming Creative Space

Hello creative companions, It’s been a while! I’m not sure what season you may be in these days. It may be summer outside your window, but winter in your heart. For me, I’ve been living summer but desiring fall. Summer is extroverted! She’s lively! She’s exciting! She’s a tad… exhausting. After a while, I dream of cool mornings and warm cups of tea. I long for the rustle of leaves and the quiet harvest reaped after an active, working summer. This on-the-go, unpredictable spirit of summertime has had my head spinning on more than one occasion. The truth is, each…

The Gift of Anne

This month, I’m celebrating the feminine. I’m taking a look at a few women who’ve changed the course of history with their art, writing and voice. I plan to feature the footprint these women have left behind. By looking at the gift they’ve left, may it inspire you to consider what type of gift you will leave for others. Anne Frank is the first woman I want to shine a light upon. I love Anne. I read her diary when I was a teenager and was taken with her bravery, truth and hope in light of the German occupation which…