Joyfully Chasing the Wind

Joyfully Chasing the Wind

I encountered Ecclesiastes long before I knew much about God. My honors English teacher forced our roomful of ambitious high school juniors to dig through the King James text to figure out what the word vanity means. “Vanity of vanities … all is vanity” (Eccl. 1:2,...
Ambition

Ambition

ambition amˈbɪʃ(ə)n/ noun: ambition a strong desire to do or achieve something : aspiration, intention, goal, aim, objective, object, purpose, intent, plan   I remember driving through North Carolina a couple of years ago while visiting the U.S. I was listening...
Women Impact the Story of Humanity

Women Impact the Story of Humanity

I love the story my mom tells of my first dance recital. Of course, as memories go, it is augmented by the photos: pre-Instagram squares of naturally occurring haze. I am onstage for the tap show in a fringed pink satin leotard with about 20 other preschoolers....
Being All Or Nothing At All

Being All Or Nothing At All

I have been haunted by fear for as long as I can remember. The gripping, often drowning sensation has terrorized even some of my earliest memories. And, despite my best efforts, the fear has only continued to intensify with age. After polling most of my female...