Lilias Trotter, A Brief Biography & Reflection

The name Lilias Trotter is not what commonly comes to mind when thinking of famous Christian missionaries, but is one that should not quickly be forgotten. Isabella “Lilias” Trotter was born in 1853 to a well-to-do family, with a highly educated Scottish and English heritage. Her father and mother raised her in the ways of… Continue reading Lilias Trotter, A Brief Biography & Reflection

Kennedy & Grief & The Land of the Living

It is almost five years ago that my friend, Kennedy, died unexpectedly. She was only 18 years old when she died from sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). I have written a lot about Kennedy since she died, but have never shared any of it publicly. It all seemed too close, too private, too messy… Continue reading Kennedy & Grief & The Land of the Living

Twenty Twenty-One – A Year Review

JANUARY  I deleted all social media, and had to learn to be okay with being “disconnected” to be connected in real life. Margie died, and we hugged our friends in their grief. I designed, patterned, and sewed new products at my seamstress job, and learned the trick to efficiently measure out enough yardage to cover… Continue reading Twenty Twenty-One – A Year Review

Refuge Against the Winter Dark – Prayer of Petition VIII

I remember the first time I realized that the time change affected me. Lying on the living room floor, facing the ceiling, I was unable to motivate myself to rise because of how dark it was by 4pm. The darkness outside seemed to physically hold my body to the floor. Two years ago I wrote… Continue reading Refuge Against the Winter Dark – Prayer of Petition VIII