Global Lit

When Stars Are Scattered

In the blink of any eye, life can change for better or worse; This is one reason refugee stories are so close to my heart.  Growing up in Kenya and Swaziland, I habitually begin my mornings with the British Broadcasting ...
Soulful Sojourning

The Lie of Grief

“All those years I fell for the great palace lie that grief should be gotten over as quickly as possible and as privately. But what I’ve discovered is that the lifelong fear of grief keeps us in a barren isolated ...
Soulful Sojourning

In Remembrance – Shari Bower

My dear friend, Shari Wreyford Bower, arrived safely on Heaven’s shore this month. My heart is grieved for her family and all of us who walked with her closely but Shari is free from the pain of a broken world ...
Soulful Sojourning

The Gardener’s Gift

Our garden has become a grounding ritual for the whole family. If you watch carefully, you’ll notice if a plant is thriving or dying in the little moments–just like people. It’s the gardener’s gift, paying attention to all the elements ...
Exotic Flavors

Sweet and Spicy Pepper Jelly Recipe

The harder a pepper works to grow–the spicier it becomes. Turns out, I’m fantastic at growing hot peppers. This sweet and spicy pepper jelly is the perfect taste of 2020. This year we turned our garden bounty into a sweet ...
Collaborations

Creative Care Packages: Art House Dallas

My Art House Dallas Fort Worth Writer’s Group knows inspiration is vital to the soul. We come from different walks of life but we share a love for the written word and a belief in the power of community. Art ...
Friends Passing Through

Texas Monthly: Katie Nodjimbadem

Katie Nodjimbadem shares a gentle but profound story of belonging at Texas Monthly. The places in between are sometimes the most welcoming because they understand the courage it takes to live, and love against the grain. Today, I’m grateful for honest ...

A Prayer for My Neighbors

Increase, O God, the spirit of neighborliness among us, that in peril we may uphold one another, in suffering tend to one another, and in homelessness, loneliness, or exile befriend one another. Grant us brave and enduring hearts that we ...
Soulful Sojourning

Faith in Uncertain Times

“Certainty is the mark of the common-sense life: gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, we do not know what a day may bring ...
Ndjerareou Journey

Hospitality & Covid-19

COVID-19 has played havoc with my concept of hospitality. I want to feed, gather and embrace. Currently, Megan & Nate run their photography business out of their Airstream. They felt the invisible need of the nomad and created a tool ...