You Can’t Hurry Love

You Can’t Hurry Love

It didn’t take long for The Supreme’s song, “You Can’t Hurry Love”, to become a favorite during my high school and college years. I particularly liked the Dixie Chicks’ version and would sing passionately along with the trio as they belted out what became the anthem of my singlehood. I need to find, find someone…

give courage

give courage

When I was first told that I had the gift of encouragement, it sounded kind of frilly. Why not something more powerful, like healing or teaching or speaking in languages I’ve never learned? I wanted to be on the front lines of the spiritual battle, not sitting on the sidelines patting someone’s hand and telling…

Big Sister: Second Mom

Big Sister: Second Mom

You know you’re the second mom in a big family when… You start saying the same things to your siblings that your mom said to you. Your siblings accidentally call you Mom. You’re always counting heads to make sure everyone is accounted for. Your siblings ask you what’s for dinner even when it’s not your…

Front Porch Mentoring

Front Porch Mentoring

One of the things I love best about hearing tales of “the good old days” is the camaraderie between neighbors and the kinship that linked generations. Little girls learned how to be women simply by being with the women in their lives. Cooking, keeping house, taking care of babies — all the ins and outs of womanhood were learned as a matter of course, simply by one generation absorbing these things from previous ones.