from dust to dust

Inconsequential residue or miracle of creation?  Major annoyance or glimpse of the eternal? Dust sparkling in the sunlight… Did you, as a kid (or maybe even last week) ever hang your head off the side of the couch and watch as the light caught the dust particles floating through the air? I remember spending hours […]

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Stream of Consciousness

Early morning sunlight breaking through the fog, ribbons of golden light, strands from the sky shooting down to measure the distance between heaven and earth in a breathtaking display of beauty and peace. Brandon Heath singing “Give Me Your Eyes,” as I drive down the road, the guy in front of me going fifteen miles […]

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A Hypocrite’s Path to Joy

Feeling a bit hypocritical today. I spend my time writing about the everyday joys in the everyday ups and downs of life. I spend my time “preaching” this concept to my kids, and anyone else who will listen. After spending a year of my life fighting cancer, seeking out moments of joy is paramount to […]

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Happy Birthday, Courage

Today is my third birthday…sort of. On this day, three incredibly long years ago, my wonderfully talented surgeon removed the tumors that were invisibly and silently killing me–and gave me new life. A new life I was temporarily unable to enjoy, while more doctors and nurses filled my veins with toxic chemicals and radiation designed […]

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Ventana de Cielo

When we first moved to the North Georgia foothills, I was so in love with the beautiful scenery and our cozy home, that I gave our home a nickname: Ventana de Cielo–window of heaven. I felt as if we were living on the very edge of heaven and, if we chose to open our eyes […]

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