What I Learned In February

Earlier this month, I was browsing Twitter and found a link to a great post by Emily Freeman on how she keeps track of the things she’s learning. I’ve always done this without any real method to it. So I thought it was really helpful. However, I also found out she shared the things she learned in a linkup on her blog every month. I thought it was such a great…

On Changes And The Year That Was 2014

The phone rang, ushering me out of a deep sleep. I glanced at the clock nearby and noticed it was close to two-thirty in the morning. I saw my grandmother’s name on the caller ID. I immediately whispered “no” repeatedly. Then I gained enough composure to answer the call and say “hello”. That’s when she uttered the words that made me burst into tears. “Your grandfather’s gone.” That was back…

Reach (Five Minute Friday)

It’s 4 a.m. and a wail leads me to a darkened room where I can see a little face peering out of the slats of a crib and a small hand reaching up. With my maternal instincts, I try to decipher the cry. To many, it would just sound like incoherent babble. But in the midst of the wails, all I hear is “I need you”. Again and again. I…

Tell (Five Minute Friday)

Everyday the news headlines are filled with stories of death, destruction, and public outcries for change. This week alone I’ve read about the progression of an Ebola outbreak, the  persecution of Christians, the protests over the police shooting death of an 18 year old, and how the perils of mental illness led to another celebrity suicide. It’s sad. I can’t pretend it doesn’t get to me. But there was a…