Beyond the Changing Seasons

On Saturday as I pulled into my driveway, I saw a glimmer of lightning behind the mountains. I dismissed the notion of rain because even when the clouds look bloated in the desert, a downpour is not guaranteed. The summer months are anointed as the monsoon season, but...

Escaping the Safety of Routine

The summer months not only mean a slower, more deliberate pace for many, but a time when families make plans to take one special trip or enjoy several mini-vacations at various destinations. There’s discussion about whether their time should be spent barefooted on the...

Emptying The Mind

I am a firm believer in decluttering my physical space. Every six months, I wander from room to room, closet to closet, with one goal in mind: purge what I do not need. Piles of stuff start to grow like anthills in the middle of the room. But each little mountain is...
Finding Wonder As An Adult

Finding Wonder As An Adult

On a cool evening in Texas, my daughter and I witnessed little tiny lights exploding around us. When I glanced up, it looked like our personal mini-fireworks show. With eyes wide-open, my 8-year-old little girl questioned: “What are those lighty-things, Momma?” I...

Everyone Has A Story

It happened three different times in the same familiar place. I pulled into my grocery store lot and parked my car in-between the painted yellow lines, shifting the steering wheel so that my tires pointed straight. I grabbed my purse and quickened my pace toward the...

The Space Where God Lives

For the last few nights, the desert air has whispered its breath through our windows. A defined chill passes through the pores of our screen. I hug my Jaipuri blanket and sink into the warmth of our bed. Outside cars hurry by even though it is almost ten o’clock at...