Five Minute Friday

Quit thinking your life, your writing, your kids, your career or your kitchen have to be perfect. What if we simply said, “yes,” right there in the midst of the mess? Yes to the water gun fight, yes to bacon for dinner, yes to impromptu ice cream runs, yes to the neighbor kids coming over […]

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There are women who hold my heart. Because they hold it tenderly. They hold it like a treasure. They hold it with lots of trust wrapped up like so much fine, pink tissue paper. Today we are all telling our stories about what it feels like to trust a friend. And not trust a friend. […]

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines […]

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Your broken pieces. Your awkward parts. Your jagged, learned-it-the-hard-way edges. Those pieces of yourself that you offer us, that you melt down into words and shape into stained glass truth for us to hold up to the light of our computer screens, fill us with wonder. There is nothing mundane in the magenta shades of […]

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I steal the time I need to write. Maybe you do too. Maybe you have young kids and a house to run and a job and writing has to happen in the fringe hours. Maybe you’re an accidental writer. Who can’t seem to quit. Me too. But here’s the thing – if you love to […]

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YOU GUYS!!! On Tuesday next week (that’s FOUR SLEEPS FROM NOW) my book comes out! You guys, my people, my safe place – can you just come over here and pet my head for a second and tell me it’s gonna be OK and maybe come eat some of Zoe’s leftover birthday cake because apparently […]

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