From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges



Getting My Hands Dirty

It is true you know. Many hands make light work. Yesterday I woke a little early and headed to my church to help set up for our annual Fall Festival. Jeremy and I haven't been going to the church very long... Continue Reading →

Season of Change

Four seasons. All with its good and bad. What is your favorite? Fall happens to be one of my favorite seasons. Yes, I realize there is only four and I'm staking claim to more than one but how do you... Continue Reading →


A few months ago I drew an hourglass in my notebook. I don't know where it came from. I only draw things that speak to me. Well, maybe it was a premonition for the below poem.  Hour Glass Like the... Continue Reading →


It has been a struggle this week. Nothing seems to want to fall in place. Rather, everything seems to be falling south. I needed encouragement today because I've been feeling overwhelmed and ready to just give in. I was reminded... Continue Reading →


I spent the weekend in Cannon Beach with some amazing ladies. A three day retreat to bond, grow, and conceptualize the women we are in God. It was an amazing three days where it helped me realize a few things. I know more... Continue Reading →

A Triangle

To The Hurting Heart, I know you don't know if the pain will go away. You need to know you chose life and that will always be the right path. Nothing was a mistake. Everything is a learning opportunity, a lesson of... Continue Reading →

Another Day

I have this problem where I walk away from people in my life. It's my way of saying I'm done giving everything to someone who doesn't reciprocate (or at least try to reciprocate) how deeply I love. It isn't that I'm... Continue Reading →

You Are Not Alone

I lie awake with agonizing heartache, Not for myself but for you who share this. Dear friend, I know the feeling of such loss And the heaviness of losing your beautiful gift. I wish I had the words to console... Continue Reading →

Good in Goodbye

I think a big part of growing up is saying goodbye. This weekend I pondered a lot about letting things go, about coming to the understanding that sometimes things don't work out and that's okay. Sometimes, when you move on... Continue Reading →

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