A Little Newness for Here/Hear

I have something to tell you. This something is exciting for me, but means new things. It means the unknown. And, honestly, it both excites me and scares me. I got a new job. I am now the Executive Director of Luvability Ministries, Inc. This is a group that I really...

Hope Wins

One of the things that I say around Here Hear is “Hope Wins!” This saying came up while I was talking to my then 6 year old son. I told him that there were times I felt really alone and he just drew me a sun and told me “Hope wins!” We even put it on a T-shirt. We...

Transgender Awareness Month 2017

As I start off this post, let me plead my ignorance. One year ago, I had no idea that it was Transgender Awareness Month. And, of course, I had no idea that this was happening in the preceding years either. Now, this is not to say that I did not care, but it was a...

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Oct. 1 thru Oct. 7, 2017 has been Mental Illness Awareness Week. You probably have not heard much about it because, well, people with mental illness are not high on the list of people we usually try to be aware of. And I understand that. Mental illness is strange and...

Happy Birthday Pops!

My dad’s birthday is today. Like any relationship, we have had ups and downs. We have a lot more ups, though. And that’s just the truth. My dad is more than just my dad – he’s my friend and, at times, a confidante. He’s also an incredible...