Come as you are. As we all are. Imperfect, and beautiful. Pull up a chair. Sit with me awhile. Breathe. This is a place to celebrate life in all of its wildness and wonder. To be challenged and encouraged. To speak truth and hear it spoken. Let’s look out at the world together, and share what’s in our hearts. Let’s grow together. Everyone is welcome here.

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More Than Enough

More Than Enough

I read somewhere that when two people look at the world one may see hate and division and darkness while the other sees beauty, love, and light. The interesting thing is that regardless of who does the looking, it’s the same world. We get to choose how we look at it. No one else chooses for us. But our choices make all the difference in how we walk through this time. The truth is that we still have much more than we have lost. We can choose to bring our best selves to the hard, messy work of finding our way forward though this new landscape, together. We have each other and we have grace. And that is more than enough.

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State of the Heart

State of the Heart

Let us be the people who decide to be different from the crowd. Let us be the movers and shakers–the leaders–who show the rest of Arkansas how it’s done. Let us reject the narrative that it has to be either/or. Let us be weird and different from the whole world if that’s what it takes to also be wonderful. We can find the courage in our hearts to lock arms and stand together on the middle ground. Some might say I’m naive, but I know we can do it. Let this be the place where reconciliation begins!

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Rising, Together

Rising, Together

I’ve not been sleeping well. The further I go in this State Rep race, the more corruption I see. In my life I’ve been challenged but not often daunted by the tasks I’ve faced. Now, every day, I feel like a child with a slingshot standing in front of a fully-armed...

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Unscripted

Unscripted

Real public service requires trust which requires honesty. It’s not about upholding an image or fealty to a party. It’s not creating a club whose members agree on everything. It’s not an act that follows a script. It’s about showing up real and offering all that you are to help people.

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The Mothers

The Mothers

Here’s to mothers I have known: My own mother who loved me into being, who spoke truths into me that I became. The person I am always travelling from and also toward, no matter my journey. Her mother.  My sister-in-law who is my sister. Who mothers my kids. Who...

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There Is No Them

This is a theme that’s been growing in my mind. Like those bulbs buried all winter in the dark, the other day it finally sprouted. I’d been watching people hoard, criticize, ignore, demand, and blame leaders, especially politicians. Fear and anxiety can spread across the world faster than a virus. I struggled daily trying to figure out my role, to come up with a spiritual vaccine I might offer. What could protect us from losing our better selves in the face of this crisis?

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A Simplified Easter

I’ve been looking for the essence of Easter. Cleaning out the closet, if you will, and ditching all of the stuff that may be nice, interesting, or appealing to someone else, but for me not really useful. I don’t want to argue about theology. I don’t even want to try to understand everything. I just want Easter in a nutshell, Easter distilled, Easter in its simplest form.

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The People I Have Been

I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.... I have already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be. Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem It is my twenty-fourth...

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All The Noise, Noise, Noise, Noise

My nephew Hunter loves to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas, except he calls the Grinch the "Grunch." Hunter does not like the new Jim Carrey Grunch. Only the old-school cartoon Grunch will do (and I totally agree). So the other night he was over at Ming's...

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