I am stepping out of my comfort zone to share with you a personal story concerning my journey with gastroparesis. This is difficult for me as an author who teaches and speaks life, but lives in pain. Part of the recent move to Florida was to revisit the specialists at the Mayo Clinic. We just … More Vulnerability and Suffering
Lekh Lekha means “Go” or “Go find yourself.” Abram and Sari set out, leaving everything familiar, including their families. My husband and I found ourselves in the same position at the exact time. While sitting outside our hotel last week, I saw a sight that caught my attention. Two men in their late 30’s dressed … More The Art of Seeing as We Wait
Joyful Outcast Sometimes joy arrives in the strangest of circumstances. It often comes from those deemed outcasts. It takes a conversation with a homeless veteran to remind us that we have heat blowing through vents in our homes. It takes our car breaking down for us to realize the joy of transportation. Gratitude often … More *FREE CHAPTER*
Ruth speaks: Won’t you cover me? Boaz cover your רות with your skirts. Even if it hurts. Heavenly blue. 613 blossoms that bloom. Won’t your Ruth cover you? As your etzer Kenegdo. Can you spread your garment over me? And clothe me in dignity? Wrap me in your strength, And guard me from … More Ruth Speaks
Up To Half the Kingdom When I posted part one of Up to Half the Kingdom, I had typed a portion of part two already. However, I had a chapter from my memoir (Still unpublished) titled “Can You Drink this Cup?” ringing in my head. Although I do plan on posting one more chapter on … More Up to Half the Kingdom, Part II, Can We Drink This Cup?
Who Has a Broken Heart? Memoir Chapter One morning in 2010, I peered into the reflection of the mirror, and I wondered who the person was staring back at me. I had been too depleted financially to get my hair done at a beauty shop and was taken by a friend to a hair design … More Who Has a Broken Heart?
What can be learned from situations that seem bleak or hopeless? Perhaps there is a reason tucked inside the changing tide that is higher than our human understanding? Joy can come from the darkest of places and ignite like a sparkler in the blackest sky. In my early 20s, this suburbia girl found herself living … More Free Chapter, Hope Deferred