The things we take for granted

Starbucks. It is no secret I love the place. When I go in, they greet me by name. They have my order ready before I get to the counter. They know where I work, and that Friday is my hardest day. They know which football team I like, and it is a topic of conversation [...]

New mercies every day

I have always been intrigued by the owl. You know, if spirit animals were a thing I believed in, then maybe the owl would be mine. Believed to be watchful, have sensitive hearing, and to be a symbol of wisdom in some cultures, these characteristics seemed to match my own watchful, discerning movements. As a [...]

Praises in the dead of night

I hadn't been there in a while. Netflix and a young boy who wouldn't leave my bed had kept me from using the space. Until for 3 straight nights I was woken a little past 2am. Trying desperately to get rid of all the thoughts flooding my brain. 2am. Then 3am. Then, this gentle whisper: [...]

One simple word of gratitude

“Just wanted to let you know I am grateful for you and all you do for us! I love you!” This was the text I sent after being challenged at the beginning of a company wide meeting to send a message to someone to let them know we were grateful for them. It wasn’t hard [...]