Red Tent Living

reframing femininity


Intentional Living

The End of the Battle

I glanced at the window and saw my reflection.  I was the oldest woman in the room by 25 years.  Continue reading “The End of the Battle”

Knitting Through Grief to Gratitude

Last year, my friend Ted died from esophageal cancer. He was my seventh friend to die in seven years, and I was bereft. Continue reading “Knitting Through Grief to Gratitude”

Endings and Beginnings

“But now there is one more invitation: to let go of the last handhold-the handhold of the self we have created in response to the wounds of our life in an imperfect world-and freefall into what seems like the utter silence of the void.”

-Ruth Haley Barton

I knew these words were for me. Continue reading “Endings and Beginnings”

Confessions of a Teeny-Bopper

An enthusiastic teeny-bopper still dwells in a substantial corner of my heart. She used to tight-roll her jeans, wear scrunchies in her hair, create dance routines to Paula Abdul, and hang New Kids on the Block posters in her bedroom. Continue reading “Confessions of a Teeny-Bopper”

Growing Into A Child


I’m learning to believe that God sets our hearts free to play and experience joy. This is a concept that recently has been knocking on the door of my heart and introducing a new rhythm of being. Continue reading “Growing Into A Child”

Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise

Take a deep breath. It’s okay you don’t know anyone. This is bigger than you and the intimidation you are feeling. Walk in obedience, this is where you are meant to be.
Continue reading “Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise”

An Unwanted Driver

“The bitter drink of death is still before you.” – C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

A late-stage cancer diagnosis has become an unwanted challenge inviting me and my friends to walk in a uniquely odd journey of hope through a minacious and evolving terrain. Continue reading “An Unwanted Driver”

Finally Free!

Today is Sunday.  My thoughts gravitate towards home.  By the time you read this I will be home if all goes as planned. Continue reading “Finally Free!”

Take A Step For A Change

Eleven years ago I took my first step on the wellness journey by meeting with a spiritual director.  I believed that wellness was a destination and with a little help, I could get from here to there.  Continue reading “Take A Step For A Change”

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