How We Process: How He Loves

When I go silent, it usually means I'm processing something. Sometimes, it's obvious to me and everyone around me, at least those who are close. Sometimes I'm not even sure what's happening. However, in times when things are different, or they feel big, I often get quiet. I need time to reflect in order to... Continue Reading →

Even in the Hurt

What. A. Year. 2020 was hard for a lot of families. I'm not downplaying it. We saw some heartbreak in our own family at the end of the year with the loss of my uncle from COVID. But, until that point, while there was a lot more "togetherness" than we bargained for, we were -... Continue Reading →

Lightening Their Loads

"Mom, I miss people," my 10-year-old who loves alone time and video games shared with me the other day. My heart suddenly felt heavy. You see, at the beginning of the pandemic, it was easy to think optimistic, to make plans, and to explain how staying home meant protecting those we love. Yes, we see... Continue Reading →

Come to the Table

Several months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a friend for coffee... someone I hadn't seen for years. During this time, she shared her story, a story of redemption that I felt honored to listen to. God picked her up from one of the darkest places someone could find themselves in, and brought her... Continue Reading →

Not My Strength.

"Not my strength, but yours." "Not my will, but yours." As a believer, I know the truth behind these words, at least I thought I did. I know that I can do all things through him who strengthens me (God). I know that every good and perfect gift is from above. I know that the... Continue Reading →

Not of This World

I've been a voting member of society since my 18th birthday. Granted, a lot of people have a few more election cycles under their belts than me, but, I've been at it awhile. Regardless how many elections I've participated in, and others have participated in, when I find myself in conversation (perhaps more often than... Continue Reading →

Don’t Assess at the Top of the Hill

Alright parents. We're in a spot. Our kids are starting school soon, have been sent off to some hybrid combination of school or full-time school, have different schedules daily, or have become homeschooled (quite possibly during yesterday's nationwide Zoom outage).   I wanted to take a second to share the best piece of advice I... Continue Reading →

Stop the Colorblindness: Unfreeze

Yesterday, I walked out of our bedroom first thing in the morning, barely awake. I took one step wrong at the top of our steps and quickly found myself at the BOTTOM of the steps. I've been thinking a lot about it since then. You see...when I got to the bottom, I did that thing... Continue Reading →

Embracing the Unknowns

The waiting place is not new to our family. While it seems to have taken on a new meaning for our whole world, it's also deeply personal and different for each of us. Just the other day, I posted the photo above of our newly blooming lilacs, along with this description on Instagram: "In the... Continue Reading →

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