Life is a Tree Part 1

Outside my bedroom window is an enormous maple tree….it is the same tree that welcomes you through the back door and guards the big window in the family room….it is the same tree that shades our entire back patio in the summer and gets strung with miles of white lights in the winter….it is the […]

If I drew a picture of what my life looks like, and you drew a picture of what your life looks like…including all the stuff you have to accomplish in a day and all the stuff you THINK you have to accomplish in a day….I bet our pictures wouldn’t be that different.  So before I […]

Yesterday I went to lunch to celebrate with two of my best friends. It was really a beautiful, amazing day….and so much of it fit into what I wanted to write about today. Then…I came home and ran a hot bath….and went to look for my favorite bubble bath that I haven’t used in a […]

  If there was ONE THING in the entire world that I would ever want you to know….this would be it. If there was one last thing I could say to you…..honestly….this would be it……and after reading all of your comments all weekend HERE… heart is so full (as are the hearts of every one […]

I have been reluctant lately to talk about all of the stirrings going on inside of me. I keep thinking that I have had enough time to heal up and be whole…and I am..I REALLY AM…I FEEL MORE AUTHENTIC AND WHOLE THAN EVER….day by day by day….but… The fear…the old pain…the memories…things that I think […]

Full Circle Sisterhood….what it is and how YOU can join the circle…

 It is finally time! Will you come along with us on this journey?   We are so excited that we finally get to tell you about a project that has been in the works for a few years. It has so many wonderful components that I have been dying to tell you about….helping women of […]

Deadheading A Soul

I have a message for someone.  I don’t who it’s for – what I do know is that this person is deeply, deeply loved and that this message is right on time.  I know this message is true because it keeps coming and coming and coming into my mind…it’s gentle and persistent and heart-swelling. A […]

She’s Better Than Me…and That’s O.K.

I don’t know if it’s a “girl” thing or what, but if my memory serves me right, I started out life comparing myself with the girls around me. I couldn’t have been more than 5 when I noticed that when we colored at our babysitter’s house, my little sister Chelsea and I picked different pictures […]

Precious Minutes

Lately I have been busy….like crazy busy.  As a mother of 2 babies (ages 3 months and 2 years), wife (of -among other things – a high school wrestling coach), homemaker, assistant to Brave Girls Club and everything else I do, I am always running from one thing to the next – appointments, wrestling meets, […]

The “Big Blow” Miracles

I don’t know where the phrase “big blow” came from…maybe other people don’t call it that at all, but that’s what my grandparents call it, so that’s what we call it.  In Idaho (and probably other places too) big blows happen in the summertime…almost every day when it’s super hot.  In the late afternoon, the […]