May 292016

Michael Franti’s new music video moved me so much, I wanna blog about it! First off, I love Franti.  I’ve been a fan for several years now.  His music always moves me.  He writes with a lot of love and compassion.  He seeks to heal the world through his music and positive message.  Some of […]

Apr 232016
It's not just about bathrooms...

This whole “bathroom bill” nonsense is killing me these days.  It’s getting me more fired up than I’ve been in a long time.  Because it’s all so ridiculous!! By having issues with transgender people using the restroom of their identified gender, you are in fact judging transgender people because you’re basically telling them that they […]

Feb 142016

I heard this song on the radio while browsing through stations on my way to work one morning.  I caught it at the very beginning and dug the tune, so I let it play.  (Honestly, I thought it was a new Imagine Dragons track or something.)  As I listened to the lyrics, I recognized the […]

Nov 182015

I’ve been pondering a lot lately the idea of when to shut up versus when to speak your truth. There is a time and place for everything, and it’s a common idea to “pick your battles” so to speak. I struggle with this a lot in my writing. I feel that I am meant to […]

Nov 012015
Don't Postpone Joy

Don’t postpone joy. When we first moved to Asheville, I’d notice these bumper stickers all around town that said “Don’t postpone joy.”  They were very simple – white stickers with blue lettering.  Such a simple, yet profound thought. I later learned that these bumper stickers are the creation of Asheville’s late Laurey Masterton, a woman/author/entrepreneur […]

Oct 082015
Original beauty, not original sin

My husband Dustin and I had a really good talk last night. One that really got me thinking. We started talking about religion and Christianity – the idea of “original sin,” what Jesus really meant by the words he said, the idea of still following Jesus but not being a part of the Christian church, […]

Oct 032015
Less guns, more love.

I’m sitting here, almost speechless, not really knowing where to start.  My heart is so heavy. I work at a community college.  In fact, I sit at the front information desk of the student center, the main focal point of the whole campus.  I just sit out in the open, one of the first people […]

Sep 232015
Love is my political party

Ok, I just can’t handle it anymore. The idiocracy.  The ignorance.  The fear-mongering.  The hate. I use to be able to just brush it off, chalk it up to a simple disagreement and move on. But, I don’t know…something has gotten into me.  I’m all passionate and filled with an almost rage to speak my […]

Jul 182015

So some of you may or may not know that my parents run a prison ministry called Revival in Prison Ministry.  My dad worked in the state prison system in Indiana for about 20 years, so he saw first hand the help and encouragement that was needed for these people who are locked up.  Despite […]

Jul 042015

Independence Day, the day we are supposed to celebrate our freedom from the binds of persecution, the freedom to go and do as we please in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Unless you want to marry someone of the same sex (up to a few days ago).  Or eat/smoke/drink of a natural plant […]