my journey to reclaim the holy spirit

February 23, 2018

I am learning to reclaim the term “Holy Spirit.” The Christian tradition, and specifically the Pentecostal/Charismatic tradition in which I was raised, put a tremendous emphasis on the Holy Spirit. We are filled with the Spirit. the spirit is with us and dwells in us and leads us and guides us The Holy Spirit intercedes for us on our behalf. […]

i am not lonely

January 13, 2017

I’ll be forty-four next month, and I’m single. I’ve been single for almost three years. Prior to that, I was married for over twenty-one years. If you are any good at math you’ll quickly notice that I was very young when I got married. i did not have to get married, there were no shotguns involved My ex and I […]

balancing act

December 31, 2016

I’m sitting by a fireplace, flames dancing exquisitely. In front of me, there is a splendidly decorated Christmas tree full of colorful lights, surrounded by a functioning electric train. Holiday music plays at just the perfect volume throughout the house on the speaker system. The sun is setting, and the street is lined with luminaries waiting to be lit at […]

living and learning

December 16, 2016

I’m back in my hometown.  After living in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, I’m back home. I’ve been living back in east Texas for five months now.  I’m adjusting.  I only have my seven-year-old living with me (my teenagers are in Philly), and this has been quite different. I went from being a full-time mom of three kiddos to daily […]

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