• How to find Happy

    How to find Happy

    October 2, 2017

    My reverence for peace continues to motivate my actions. Some moments I am tempted to shake my fist in response to the voices screaming out with rage and fear, but I remember that those voices are not grounded in peace.

  • Choose Freedom

    Choose Freedom

    August 15, 2017

    The anger and hatred in our land is not new. People have fought to appear better than others and to have more than others since the beginning of time. Division is the simplistic way to live. To me, it is a fight between light and ignorance [...]

  • Poetry


    July 1, 2017

    For Lent, a time of living a simple life, giving up something important or enjoyable, and spending 40 days in alliance with Jesus’s 40 days in the wilderness, I chose to fast from the news. […]

  • Vocabulary


    May 17, 2017

    Every morning, words float into my email box, delivering wonder. They are sent by, an online service I have subscribed to for years because I desire to expand and improve my vocabulary. Each email contains a new vocabulary word and “A Thought for Today.” With nearly 400,000 subscribers in 170 countries, I have found my tribe: Word Lovers.

  • Resistance


    January 24, 2017

    The clarity, wisdom, peace, and harmony I long for have always been a result of my meditation, reading, prayer, and a belief in the goodness of people I am fortunate to know. The end of 2016, the shocking result of the presidential election, and the preponderance of the “me against you” rhetoric, pushed me back to silence, to searching for resilience, faith, and joy inside myself. But I did not feel hopeful until flying to Washington, DC to participate in the Women’s March...