What Love Requires

This week marks the beginning of another SCORRE™ Conference. After 9 years of being a part of this incredible team, of learning and growing and serving with people who are more family than friends, this week also marks the first time I missed it. I just wasn’t well enough. My body wasn’t yet strong enough to travel so […]

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The Sweetness of Togetherness

I’ll never forget the smell of the summer air. Or the warmth of the wind on my cheeks and the feel of my hair blowing out behind me. My legs pushed the pedals of my lime green, rainbow-striped three-speed, faster and faster, until I was near intoxicated with the freedom of it all. In seconds the […]

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Four Lessons From A Dream Come True

One month ago today, the dream came true. After a decade of hoping, more than seven years of writing, two years of editing, and lifetime of living a hard-to-live story, Undone: Making Peace With An Imperfect Life came to life. {this is me, sitting in the quiet, drenched in thankfulness, amazed} The past month has been a […]

Undone, by Michele Cushatt

What Easter Means To Me

She sent me this picture yesterday. My mom, God bless her. She pulled it from a folder of old photos labeled “1970 – 1975.” I smiled when I saw it. Then, tears. It was taken Easter Sunday, either 1974 or 1975. My mom and dad, little brother and me. Back when mom made her own dresses and […]

My dad, me, my mom, and my brother Chris

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 […]