Sometimes, amidst the typical movements of my days I feel this stirring in my soul: Oh, that my life would matter. That I would engage in this world and help exchange fear and […]


The lake house air, heavy-laden with humidity, smells like heat and magnolia. But when we stroll the peninsula walkway to the dock, the air cools and lifts. Not much later, my boy with the […]


I’ve painted for ten of the past twenty-four hours. Not on canvas, but over the old wood window casings and that orange fake wood door that’s been bugging me for […]

What Do You Fear?

Fear. I face it every day. I’m often ashamed of my fear. I’ve been a church-going girl for most of my life so I know that again and again in […]

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Who Are You?

Jul 14, 2014 by

Who are you? A seemingly simple question that is quite difficult for me to answer. In my counselor’s office late one Thursday afternoon, she posed the question to me: “Jenni, […]


Should I be honest? I wondered. What if I start crying? What if she doesn’t really have time to listen? What if she’s just asking to be nice?  I could […]


Free Indeed!

Jul 1, 2014 by

What does it mean to be free? This is not a question that yields an easy answer. I started thinking about my life and wondering if I am truly free. […]


I’m a girl who does not like change. I like the things in my life to remain the same, predictable. I like my coffee in the same mug at the […]