Lyrics, Lattes, and Life Lessons

Things That Go Bump In The Write

As I stumble upon morning, yet again, My throat parched,My eyes cluttered with matter,My heart half-awake –I reach for your Word.Well, first coffee; because…coffeeBut always your Word.And not out of habit.Well, it IS my daily habit, butThat’s not my motivation.No. My sweet, smiley,Southern-belle-heartDoesn’t always drink-in a“Good” morningSo easily.Whereas I don’t alwaysFeel “good” –It is good.Which …

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I sat and watched the sky And the prairie running wild Up to the mountains. I watched the blues and reds Scatter colors overhead – Night fell around me. And suddenly a whisper Came from somewhere Deep inside: I’m walking here beside you I hold every tear you’ve cried, Just look around – see: Some …

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Fireworks are exploding over my North Texas town right now. This is one of my favorite holidays, but I skipped it this year. Oh, I had to work some, but the real work I did was on my heart. I let it heal. Sometimes it takes a long moment. My long moment lasted 8 years. …

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Life has its dips and straights. Sometimes Summer feels more like Spring, sometimes Spring feels more like Winter. Sometimes the road is paved with love and laughter; sometimes it is washed out by torrents of tears. When I look back over my life I’ve always known what is right and what is wrong. And I’ve …

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The sun slowed down and Took one last look over the horizon. It had had a long productive day and Could finally meander on to The other side. Meander. That’s what my car did – Steady and slow like the sun. “I’ve been… feeling really quiet.” My text whispered through the screen as I Wiped …

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My mind wandered this morning to John 4 and the woman Jesus spoke with at the well. I’m often reminded of her when I mentor single moms. Why had she come to this well to draw water alone? That was an activity the women did together. For safety. For social interaction. I’ll guess why: shame. …

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I made a huge mistake at work today. To be fair, it’s my first week of actually doing my job and I’m still onboarding. But the impact of this was far-reaching. I control 2 email inboxes from the same email account. One is my personal company email. The other is my team’s email. I was …

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Everyday for weeks now I’ve watched women champion and repeat and chant the phrase “I am enough.” It’s on mugs and graphic t-shirts and books and billboards: “I am enough.” Really? Are we? Why do we say this? What are we REALLY saying? What are we enough of or who are we enough for? I …

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