Speak Life Into Your Student

Speak Life Into Your Student

Classroom windows open to walkways and gentle breezes unwittingly invite conversation into classrooms. As the spring day yawned to a close, I heard the shrill voice of a mother carry through my window screen. Her piercing tone and harsh words whipped out to flog a...
Forgiveness at Christmas

Forgiveness at Christmas

Snowboarding on Christmas sounds fabulous until realizing you’re alone—married and alone—family minutes away and alone. Divorce, my divorce, isn’t something I often write about or discuss, but this Christmas season I have encountered many hurting people and am starkly...
My Best Yes

My Best Yes

This story is bittersweet because it describes the last meal I shared with my dad. I didn’t know it would be the last time I saw him, and I nearly declined his impromptu invitation. I’m grateful for God’s love and kindness for allowing me to share a final sweet...
The Wrong Side of Grief

The Wrong Side of Grief

It was unbelievable that my dad randomly dropped dead. In those first weeks denial was a powerful ally I clung to fiercely. In the dazed aftermath it seemed logical, even reasonable, that I could tackle the proverbial stages of grief in my own timeframe. It also felt...