Embracing Emptiness

Yesterday, I decided to buy Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts. This decision was an act of desperation; one spurred by five days of post wedding blues. You know the kind, those uncomfortable times of silence and soul ache that occur after being surrounded by family and friends in a festive atmosphere. Yesterday, my mother mentioned how much our …

Embrace the Solitude, Enlarge your Soul

This morning the house quiets with a soul penetrating solitude that is my only companion. The Christmas lights twinkle atop garland-adorned windows. White sparkles wrap around trees and twinkle through tiny house windows that line the shelf.  The only sound I hear is the wall clock’s pendulum, swinging and clicking melodious tones. I’m alone, without …

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