Being Brazen

Being Brazen

  It's no secret. In fact, it's right there in my writer's bio: I love the color turquoise. Clothing, home decor, writing instruments, tote bags, hand bags... all the turquoise. Before it was all the rage as a nail polish hue, donning it for my first trip to Allume felt bold. It sparked my creative self and just plain made me smile. Now … [Read more...]

At the Intersection of Freedom and Worship

At the Intersection of Freedom and Worship

My One Word for 2013 was Freedom. I naively thought it would be a one year journey.  By the end of the year, it was clear my education surrounding Freedom would be ongoing, but I still wanted a new word for 2014. True to form, I wanted a meaningful, inspired word--not one I conjured up myself or hoped for. However, after embarking on a freedom … [Read more...]

These Days

These Days

The hymn stuck with me since childhood, but it isn't until adulthood that I began to understand the journey: (Can't see the video? Try here.) I thought Freedom was my word for 2013, but I was wrong. I'm seeing now that it is my battle cry for life. 2013 was the beginning--God's invitation to me to step into my calling: be free so you can … [Read more...]

Wait, We’re Doing What? {Allumination Part 4 and My One Word for 2014 Status}

Wait, We’re Doing What? {Allumination Part 4 and My One Word for 2014 Status}

Today, I'm participating in Bonnie Gray's Faith Jam. On Thursdays, Bonnie, the Faith Barista, serves up a writing prompt, and her community spills words from their hearts on issues of faith. Today's prompt: One Word for 2014 *** I lit up in smiles when I entered the main ballroom at Allume a day early, ready to help decorate. Mostly because I … [Read more...]