When A Life Becomes a Story

I didn’t expect all the gift contained. Or how it would give back to me a hundred times over in the years that followed. I only saw a twenty-by-fifteen inch package, give or take, wrapped hastily in recycled wrapping paper. It was Mother’s Day 2006, when my boys were still young enough to bounce like Winnie-the-Pooh’s Tigger at the mention of […]

Video Interview: Colleen Swindoll-Thompson, Insight For Living

It was the day before surgery. My last day with an unaltered voice and the last day of relative “normal” before the long and grueling months of surgery, treatment and recovery. So much was packed into that one day. Imagine all you would need to accomplish if you knew the next three to six months you’d […]

For Want of Beautiful

I looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize the woman I saw. She looked old. Unable to wear makeup, dark circles rounded her eyes. In spite of twenty pounds weight loss, her cheeks and lips appeared puffy, swollen. Her skin, chapped red, nose to chest, showed evidence of burns from treatment. Her hair—thinned to half its former […]

Finally! {a note from me & an itty-bitty announcement}

Friends, After years of waiting and nail-biting, the time has finally come! My first book, Undone: A Story Of Making Peace With An Unexpected Life is now a few short weeks away from release (official release date is March 10). To say I’m over-the-moon excited doesn’t even come close to it. When I began plotting […]

The God Who Weeps

I didn’t expect a Red Sea Moment that morning. As per my new routine, I was up at 5:45 a.m, to take a shower, get dressed, dry my hair (something that’s less and less necessary every day. Boo.). Ready for the day, I headed downstairs and parked myself in my favorite reading chair. Thirty minutes, then I […]