Tag: relationships

Daring to love again

When I posted a link to my review of Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often on December 9th, I said I’d only read the book because of its authors. I’m in a strong relationship…

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Of dreams ended

  Somewhere in the beating hearts of those who read these words will be a soul stumbling through the darkness of a relationship’s ending. We all bear the scars, at some time in our lives. If we are fortunate, we…

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A woman, not a label

Growing up in Twin Falls, Idaho, I had no words for people who loved differently from the model we considered “normal”. Not that all the families around us led Leave-It-to-Beaver lives. My own nuclear family consisted of a single mother,…

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A Good Day

It’s the love in his eyes and voice that bring a lump to my throat when I look at his online photograph or listen to the video below. Brother David Steindl-Rast is a Benedictine monk with a knack for making…

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Thank You

Robin and David Jarman

Sterling Haynes isn’t just one of my favorite writers. (See Narrative for Dummies and Momma Does Milk.) He also inspires other people to write. Donna Powell is one of them. She was in a poetry group he led. He asked…

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A date, a tux, and a prom

Candace McMillen

Constance McMillen had a dancing partner. She had an outfit—a tuxedo. She even offered to arrive separately so no one would have to see her and her date arriving as a couple. Officials at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton,…

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Falling in love with Peanut

Parents in waiting, and proud grandpa

Robin’s daughter, Michelle, called from Melbourne Friday, her voice quivering with excitement. “We got four!” she cried. We knew exactly what she meant, even before her longer explanation. She and her partner, Miriam, have been trying for months to conceive.…

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