Faith & Service, Priorities

Caring is a Brave Choice

It seems to me that sometimes when we lose someone we love, our sensitivity shoots up to the things we hear and these small comments or words can stay with us in a profound way. After my husband died, someone said “…he just genuinely cared for everybody around...


Talk About Time

Time is the ultimate currency. Time is the currency of free will. Time can be used as a gift of compassion, an act of love, a tool of manipulation, an unspoken message, or a weapon. Time is blind. It is given to everyone in equal measure daily and yet it can be...


Talk Soon

“Let’s talk soon. We need to catch up.” “Absolutely!” Does that sound familiar? It’s a familiar text message for me. I jump from this one person to thinking of ALL the other people I love and want to catch up with ALL of them, and I get overwhelmed. Then I do not...


License Plates and Toe Tags

I saw this license plate the other day, a personalized one…VERYBUSY. Yes, that’s right, the license plate said very busy. I thought to myself, wow. WOW. That says a lot. So many of us feel very busy nowadays, but recently there has started to grow a significant...

Nikola Rosa
Charlotte, NC

Nikola Rosa is an artistic rendering of the soul that has come to exist after rising from the ashes. Her thoughts are from Nancy Gass, and yet they are in some ways, a different person entirely. We all have hearts and souls that are a deep ocean of complexity and this dichotomy is no different.