Lost in Translation

I couldn’t make the words make sense. I racked my brain trying to conjure another solution. She was crying and in obvious pain, but my long-forgotten Spanish failed to bridge the language barrier. We clumsily communicated in single words and lots of “Ummm” and “How do you say…” I made pictures with words and translations.… Continue reading Lost in Translation

It’s fine. I’m fine. Everything’s fine.

With the candles blown out and tucked away in the draw until next year’s birthday, I set about my evening routine before bed. Only this time, I noticed the faintest wrinkle as I removed my carefully placed makeup. I let go of my initial urge to panic and spiral into the waning youthfulness of my… Continue reading It’s fine. I’m fine. Everything’s fine.

Redirection

I packed my heaviest winter coat. I refolded my fleece-lined leggings and threw in another set of thermals. I checked the weather again on my phone, fingers crossed the storm would have dissipated. Alas, another wave of ice and snow would be pouring out soon. Resigned, we made the decision to cancel our trip.  All… Continue reading Redirection

Broken records, banjos, and the Bible

I have something new for you guys today. Salty but sweet is expanding... We just launched our podcast!! We are not sure exactly where we are headed with it, but follow along with us wherever you listen to podcasts! https://open.spotify.com/show/5saok6NjhjYceenuXSbMCY?si=3EJUwZ8QRWWdnClyk3pgUQ&utm_source=copy-link Let me know what you think and what topics you'd like me to include. The… Continue reading Broken records, banjos, and the Bible

Junctures in Jericho

I stood outside my car with the rain continuing to pour all around me. My feet were in wet socks from wading through a puddle this morning. My hair was slicked back into a stiff bun after getting caught in the storm while assisting one of my patients into her vehicle. I silently willed the… Continue reading Junctures in Jericho

Still

Can y’all believe we are still dealing with this pandemic? When it started unfolding, I think we were all disillusioned in thinking this too shall pass...in a timely manner. Yet we are still waiting. For resolution. For normalcy. For predictability. But what I’m still hearing is “I’m _____.” Tired. Overwhelmed. Discouraged. Hurting. Exhausted. Confused. We… Continue reading Still

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Turn Around

I wanted to scream. Actually, I did, calling for help. I had just opened the door and found my patient coding. Our team jumped into action performing life-saving measures. I cradled my patient's head and brushed her hair out of her eyes. Orders were being shouted. EMS was being called. I thought of her husband. How… Continue reading Turn Around

Fruit of the Spirit

Grey received the sweetest book for Christmas called If I Was the Sunshine by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Loren Long. Y'all, it is just captivating. The pictures are breathtaking and the simple rhymes leave us drawing deeper conclusions. I've been studying the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians this week. In light of all… Continue reading Fruit of the Spirit

Mary, did you know?

One of my favorite things about Christmas is receiving Christmas cards from friends and coworkers. Especially this year, since I haven’t physically seen a lot of the smiling faces hanging on my wall in quite some time. Moms, you did a great job getting everyone looking their best! I know the dads were there, too,… Continue reading Mary, did you know?