Advice for my Girl

During the time when I called California ‘home’, I had the opportunity to mentor an incredibly dynamic young woman. Her name is Stephanie and she’s positively radiant. Really, she is, I’m not just saying that. This woman is has a refreshing,  unassuming presence about her – she listens with a calm confidence, speaks with a depth … More Advice for my Girl

Tattoos and the Universal Human Longing

“Will you tell me about those?” I asked the dread-head Rennie sitting across the community table, gesturing toward his arms. My eyes were fixed on his forearms but curiosity lured my gaze to the biceps hiding beneath the fabric of his t shirt. [Oh, by the way, a Rennie is someone who travels from place to place with the Renaissance Fair. A wonderfully free-spirited … More Tattoos and the Universal Human Longing

Traveling Blessing

“To give someone a blessing is the most significant affirmation we can offer. It is more than a word of praise or appreciation; it is more than pointing out someone’s talents or good deeds; it is more than putting someone in the light. To give a blessing is to affirm, to say ‘yes’ to a … More Traveling Blessing

Pilgrim’s Song

I decided to embark upon a 5 week spiritual pilgrimage. Well, I actually think God had a gracious hand in orchestrating the adventure, I simply said yes to the invitation. Once and a while a girl just has to get away. Seek out those places where she feels free. And I feel most free when I’m out, … More Pilgrim’s Song