Amber Angel and the Call to Blossom

She peers into my soul…amber angel perched upon the easel in my art room. Her eyes follow me around the room. Whether I sit or stand, she gazes deep into my being, calling forth the artist in me. Calling me to dare, to discover, to delight in all the good that blossoms in my life. When …

Moments of Clarity

Some of the greatest blessings one can receive in a lifetime are moments of clarity. Those serendipitous seconds when heaven shines light in the form of illuminated understanding—a perspective that cuts through the quagmire of confusion, ambition, and ego. All of a sudden, truth slices through the script we've been reciting, perseverating, that which takes …

Carving a New Identity

Life is full of transitions! From child to young adult. From mother to empty nester. From full-time employee to retiree. With each new passage, some of what we used to do and who we used to be becomes obsolete. Transitions often require us to carve out a new identity, which can cause consternation and confusion. …

Nursery Magic: When Being is Enough

A stillness blankets the nursery while I rock baby to sleep. The sliding rocker glides back and forth as she nestles sweetly in my arms, her tiny hand fingering folds of flannel. In this moment, we don’t have to be anyone or do anything except rock. In this moment, we are enough—baby and Grammy, soothsaying away …

Time for Change

Is change a decision we can control or an invitation to ride the wild, untamed? Or both? I’ve been trying to wrap my head around change—what part is God-initiated and what part is human choice. There’s something deep inside that drives me to find my true north, which inspired the acrylic painting, “Time for Change.” …