The Redbud Post
The Investment of Time
My older cousin visited us on our recent trip to India. She was thrilled to see our family and wanted to do something nice for us. She tried to take us shopping and buy us some new clothes. Since we were in town for a short break and didn't need new clothes, I told...
Dunes, Desert, and the Sands of Time
We live on a sand dune high above Lake Michigan. Over time, the landscape changes entirely, eroded and caressed by calm and storm alike. Mostly rugged, sometimes docile, its environment is never static, always blowing, moving, and changing in westerly gales that...
Time Waits for No Man
I don’t remember where I first heard this quote from Geoffrey Chaucer, “Time waits for no man,” but I do know it resonates more today than whenever I first heard it. The original quote states that not only does time not wait for anyone, but it also claims, “Time...
The Biggest Hindrance to Creativity Isn’t Time
Not long ago, I surveyed my subscribers to my newsletter about creativity. I asked, “What roadblocks keep you from doing the creative things you enjoy?” It wasn’t even a contest. Forty percent of those surveyed said “time.” Which is understandable: there are...
Letter From the Editor
Here at Redbuds, we like to say we “create in community and foster a safe sisterhood of creatives.” There’s not a spirit of competition, but only one of building each other up and encouraging one another.
Jump into the Deep End
I decided to attend the popular girl’s party and overcome the fear of being an imposter. It was beyond anything I could have anticipated.
An Affirmation of Calling
As my world got busier, I silenced the small voice that kept whispering, "But I asked you to write." But that whispering voice, the one that wouldn’t remain silent, kept pushing, "But I asked you to write."
My Retreat Resound
We need to get our words out to open the gates we have been given, because the Kingdom is waiting.
What “The Breakfast Club” and Redbud Retreat Taught Me about Belonging
With each conversation over the following two days —at meals, before breakout sessions, even standing in hallways—I bore witness to God's abundant grace as each woman shared her good story and spoke hope others needed to hear.
Sisterhood of Traveling Redbuds
All those hours in front of a blank screen leave our thoughts whirling in a cyclone, twisting out of control until our words find a place to touch down.
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