Dec 2014 04
 MUSIC!    Every year, right after Thanksgiving, we hoist down the Christmas box out of the attic, and before locating the Santa Baby doll that was bought the year I was born, before unwrapping the delicate blown glass ornament my mother gave us when we were married, even before locating the Read more of this post...
Jun 2014 24
Years ago over coffee, a friend slapped me in the face.  In public. Well, maybe not physically but let's just say my attention was grabbed. I don’t remember exactly what we were talking about but it's very likely the conversation had been dominated by some grandiose rendition of the Read more of this post...
May 2014 10
Republished from Crimson Bridge's new blog.   Billye and I recorded an album a few years ago that we titled "Brand New Mercies". On it is a song¹ that says "Thank You Lord for brand new mercies and grace that meet me every single morning when I wake". These words from Lamentations didn't resonate Read more of this post...
Nov 2013 28
I'm not gonna lie, Thanksgiving hasn't always been my favorite. In the years when I was my own favorite subject, this holiday seemed to bring out all kinds of crazy in me as it seemed to shine a big, bright spotlight on to what I didn't have.  I didn't have enough money in the bank and I didn't Read more of this post...
Aug 2013 27
I have never been a huge fan of sugary things.  Pie or cake? Nah. Chocolate? Meh.  With the exception of gummi bears, I can pretty much take it or leave it.  But I have learned that I can't live without a certain kind of sweet. One morning after I had spoken at a women's event, a young woman Read more of this post...