June 11, 2020

Confused, angry, bitter, afraid, saddened, worried. These are the emotions many are experiencing here in America. Understandable, as there’s a lot happening in our culture: riots, looting, shootings, a pandemic, theft, political upheaval, the devaluing of life. It’s disconcerting to say the least, and our hearts cry out for justice, peace, order, fairness, and an ear to hear us. What has always amazed me about America is that we have the right to say our piece. We enjoy freedom of… Read more

May 21, 2020

The other night, my husband and I were lying in bed. It was one of those moments where we were both very present, yet submersed in our individual thoughts. With my ear cupped against his chest, I could hear his heartbeat.  Thud-thud, thud-thud, thud-thud.  Unlike my emotions, the beat was steady. It was a sweet moment between the two of us, but then I wandered off into an abyss of worry and fear at the uncertainty of life, concerning myself… Read more

May 14, 2020

All my jewels I give to the shadow of the safety That is in thee – My name anew in Christ, My body, soul, talents, character, My success, wife, children, friends, work, My present, my future, my end. Take them, they are thine, and I am thine, Now and forever.  That’s the ending of a prayer from The Valley of Vision. I’ve been conversing with a friend about everything a woman might possess in life: creative talent, intelligence, family, job,… Read more

April 30, 2020

I mentioned in my last blog that I was not a supporter of the #MeToo movement. Oh, I was at first. In my view, anything that brings more awareness to the sexual violence, abuse, and harassment women endure is a noble thing. Women began coming out with their stories — also good, in addition to therapeutic and necessary. I am not a statistics gal, so I don’t know how many online entries with the popular #MeToo hashtag were published. But… Read more

April 28, 2020

      Lockdown is an interesting time to start a new blogging adventure. Not only do I find it difficult to write, but I find it difficult to read, which is likely feeding the struggle to write. No word input means no word output – at least for this writer. So bear with me as I try and introduce you to Fide and Femina, a blog about faith and femininity.  I would like to state first that I am… Read more

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