Out here on the fringe…

A friend reminded me today that my blog had been very quiet. So here is some noise for those of you who care…   Life out here on the fringe is quiet lately. Well…I take that back. It’s very noisy in my head. So noisy that I haven’t been able to get the words out […]

Learning to Trust Myself

Today a dear friend asked… How are you feeling? And I replied… A mixture of loss and hope. I’m starting this year more alone than ever, more certain of who I am than ever, and I’m trusting God to do something to change what needs changing in me, and to bring me to a new place. I […]


where are the words the ones that move forward the ones that set free where are the words where are the words the ones that bring healing the ones that are filled with love where are the words do they come in secret? do they rise and set with the sun? are they forgotten upon […]

A lot can happen in a year…

On Christmas Eve I was thinking about Mary the mother of Jesus and how at that 1st Christmas she might have thought “Wow…life changes so quickly and sometimes things you could never imagine happening, just do.” I made a quick mental list of things that might have been different for Mary that 1st Christmas as […]

SWFHippy Looking for Romance: My night in a stranger’s basement…

I’ve been on 5 dates since I moved to Denver…and finally there is one worth talking about. Now before you get excited…let’s be clear…I’m not sharing because I met a great guy who could be “the one”. But because for hours now every time I think of this afternoon, I just laugh. And I don’t […]

Being Myself Part 2: Fearful Me

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. –Mark Twain So I’ve never been afraid of spiders, snakes, the dark or heights I get a little itchy (my word for anxious) in enclosed spaces but nothing too dramatic I am not afraid of the dentist but I’m terrified of the eye […]

Being Myself Part 1: Relational

A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. –Jacqueline Bisset Recently I was given advice from someone I’ve come to trust. The advice was “Leah, you need to be YOU. Be yourself.”  I was both grateful for the advice and bummed […]

TTs and GGs: Some rapid fire thoughts on balancing grace and truth

So a while back I attended a mega church where the phrases “Grace-Giver” and “Truth-Teller” were tossed around quite a bit. Often as though those two things were mutually exclusive. The people in my life at the time were VERY clear that they thought I was a Truth Teller rather than a Grace Giver. And […]

I’d be honored…or maybe not.

Hebrews 6:4-5 4 And no one can become a high priest simply because he wants such an honor. He must be called by God for this work, just as Aaron was. 5 That is why Christ did not honor himself by assuming he could become High Priest. No, he was chosen by God…   Just last week I […]