Budget Bucket List

For the past year, I’ve seen photos and stories about people and their bucket lists. They’ve been around longer than a year, but I’ve really noticed an increase in them this past year. Maybe because they’re making the rounds on social media. I’ve even seen some create bucket lists for their pets. Women post selfiesContinue reading “Budget Bucket List”

What a Popcorn Kernel Teaches Us About Dreams

This is a popcorn kernel. Two months ago, my daughter brought me a kernel very much like this one and asked me to plant it. I look at this kernel now and cannot help but ponder how something so small can reach such great heights. This tiny, amber-colored kernel, no bigger than my fingertip isn’t very exciting.Continue reading “What a Popcorn Kernel Teaches Us About Dreams”

Dying Empty

Last Thursday I ran across an amazing podcast from Joanna Penn and Todd Henry. It began with two little words: Die Empty. Contrary to the photo, it’s not as creepy as it sounds. What’s it all about? Turns out, the graveyard is the most valuable place in the world. Not the Louvre, a luxury hotel inContinue reading “Dying Empty”

What Writing Teaches Us

I was over thirty when I wrote my first book. I’d written short stories, poetry, and articles. I’d even had some of them published. But I didn’t write the last sentence of my first book until I was over thirty. Everyone says ‘to write, you must read’, and I agree wholeheartedly. But my daughter didContinue reading “What Writing Teaches Us”