Category: Love Well

GOOD FOR WHOM?

GOOD FOR WHOM?

I often shy away from speaking out because, like I wrote last week, I struggle and strive toward being seen as a “good girl.” However, the more I read and hear the stories of victims, the more I realize that my silence is not always […]

We can’t stand for love and fight with hate

We can’t stand for love and fight with hate

I watched the handmade posters rise and fall in militant style, back and forth then back again. The judgement and condemnation dripping from the words both spoken and written, the tone of the message emphasized by the emboldened exclamation points. And as a white SUV […]

We can disagree

We can disagree

Within the past year or so there seems to have been an unveiling. Inequalities and injustices that have been accepted or avoided for too long have reached their breaking points, causing all of us to decide how we will respond to these cries for help. […]

Choose your words wisely

Choose your words wisely

Words. We see them, hear them, often taste their sweetness or bitterness as we speak them, and at times we can actually feel their weight in the wake of devastating news. We are so inundated with words that at times it feels impossible to escape […]

Staying tender: choosing forgiveness

Staying tender: choosing forgiveness

A promise made was quickly broken. The injustice could not, would not be made right after all. In conclusion: “you’ll just have to be the bigger person.” The tears threatened to spill as trust shattered to pieces upon the floor. And almost immediately the roots […]

Reclaiming the mailbox

Reclaiming the mailbox

(In loving memory of my grandpa, Charles H. Greene) I love you more. The familiar phrase, passed down from one generation to the next, ending phone conversations, visits home and penned as salutation in mailed letters. And as a final farewell, after the lungs breathed […]

Hope for a nation

Hope for a nation

November 2016, as the votes were being counted and the states assigned a color I could see and (almost) feel the weight of a nation split in two. The great political divide. The race where a win could not truly be a victory with so […]

Love thy neighbor

Love thy neighbor

Violence. Racism. Hatred. The media is quick to report the gruesome details. Tragedy has stuck again, leaving a wake of hurt and heartbreak. Senseless and meaningless acts, leaving all of us in mourning and shaking our heads in disbelief. And if that wasn’t enough, we […]

A vision to encourage and empower

A vision to encourage and empower

Women’s ministry has been a pull and desire on my heart for years, it seems to be knit into my very DNA. Writing and speaking — pouring into, building up and empowering through encouragement. And, while this is something I naturally find myself doing to […]