Retreat… Recharge…Rest?

The end of the school year feels like a different kind of crazy in parenting life, doesn't it? From last minute projects, to class parties (don't forget the $2 for pizza!) to varying last days and dismissal times, to costumes for presentations, to band concerts, to pool parties and celebrations, and elementary graduations... it's a... Continue Reading →

Not of this World

Angst. Frustration. Unknowns. Living through the "newness" of 2020 straight on through today, from the global pandemic, to political strife at home, to wars overseas, it's been a lot. Those feelings mentioned at the top have become easy to fall back on, right? Even as it feels like certain situations are starting to resolve, or... Continue Reading →

Peace in Big Storms

I'm not a "Vague-Booker," but some things that take up a lot of our attention aren't meant for open sharing while you're going through them. If you're in that place: I feel you. You're not alone. Since the start of this year, lots of things in our family have felt uncertain - more shaky than... Continue Reading →

A Foreshadow of Victory

As we begin to enter into Holy Week, I wonder if we don’t often gloss over the importance of the very start of it. Like so many other parts of life: we jump to the end. We’re good at reflecting on the feeling of Maundy Thursday, we sit in the solemnity and darkness of Friday,... Continue Reading →

Praying for ANYTHING

Y'all. I am actively writing a book about finding contentment in God and God alone. It's saturating my life and consuming most of my working time (no, it's not a project I've shared yet - I'm not to that point yet). But, for the purpose of this post, it's important that I give a glimpse... Continue Reading →

Learning to “Un-Plan”

What's your calendar look like for the next month? If it's anything like our family's its a jumble - especially this time of year - of sports practices, competitions, art classes for the lone girl-child of the family who longs for creative outlets, travel for work - both mine and my husband's - and more.... Continue Reading →

Contentedness: In His Time

It's that time of year again: the time where we take an inventory of the last year and think ahead to the next. In the past, for me, this not only included the immediate next year. It meant that PLUS the rest of my life. In fact, my whole life was a series of "what's... Continue Reading →

Focusing on the Small Things

Last night I wrote the following in a Facebook post: Things seem to be building again. When this happens... I try to focus on knowns. Right now. This is what I know. Our home is filled with love. We trust something bigger than our selves. Our kids are seeing growth in things they love. Our... Continue Reading →

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