the definition of a friend

They are the ones who show up on moving day, scrubbing toilets in the dingy rental that doesn’t even belong to them. They are the ones who say they will pray … and actually do. The ones who bring you food when you break your foot and when you have a cold...

an open letter to criticism

It has been my privilege to be part of a community group called (in)couraging Writers, through the lovely website and ministry, (in)Courage. One of our assignments in the group was to write a letter to our inner critic, specifically the voice that prevents us from...

a memoir – the day i almost died

It’s the closest I’ve ever come to dying. The setting:  The Kern River of Southern California, Class III/IV whitewater rapids. I was a teenager in high school, out from Michigan with my younger sister, my dad and his girlfriend, to visit my elder sister and her fiance...

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