May 30, 2019

I reach deep into darkness of the kitchen cupboard in search of last year’s lunch boxes.

I laugh when I open Benny’s and find a moldy PBJ from kindergarten. That thing is green. I toss it and prepare new lunches, sending them off to their first days of first and third g...

May 1, 2019

When my older boys were younger, I heeded this parenting advice: “As a boy mom, your main job is to keep them alive.” At 15 and 13, they were skateboard fanatics. This is good, I reasoned. Sports and hobbies that involve physical activity are much better than screens a...

April 12, 2019

"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed." James 5:16 (NIV) 

The Pepto-Bismol colored blanket draped my shoulders, my legs criss-crossed over the sterile hospital bed. My body racked with sobs of uncontrolled grief. Sn...

April 2, 2019

My tiny addiction to social media was getting out of control. I endlessly scrolled through silly memes, photos and updates on the regular, and my brain lit up like a Christmas tree from all the endorphins flying through it. I really really loved it. 

Until I didn’t.

Most...

November 21, 2018

Take these ocean tears

Hold me through the trial

Come like hope again

Even when the fight seems lost

I'll praise you

Even when it hurts like hell

I'll praise you

Even when it makes no sense to sing

Louder then I'll sing your praise - Hillsong

We circle for prayer before the mea...

October 22, 2018

I wear depression like a thick wool blanket, draped over my stiff achy shoulders, tripping over the dragging ends, unable to smoothly navigate it as I carry it through my day. 

Most days, I get ready, paste on a smile and head out the door. Today’s not that day.

Already...

August 22, 2018

My head rests gently on the soft cotton pillow, the pale yellow quilt tucked cozily to my ears in the dark of a summer evening at Grandma’s house. My eyes gaze peacefully at the dancing fireflies my brother and I caught earlier that evening in clear glass jars. The sti...

March 21, 2018

 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.  --1 Peter 4:8 NIV

I hugged him tight through his sobs and tears, trying to lean into my own pain over this very issue. My little 3rd grade boy had experienced Mean Kid Comments that...

March 1, 2018

He was preaching about the resurrection. He was fleshing out the details of the scene at the empty tomb. He talked of how the women arrived first and were told by 2 men in dazzling white robes that Jesus wasn’t there; He'd resurrected. How the group of women ran back t...

December 24, 2017

Dear Friends & Family, 

Welp, it’s been a year. Let the sarcasm and sass commence… (consider yourself warned).

We got one graduated in June by the skin of our teeth. As an educator, I feel both victory and defeat. Certainly God was kidding when He gave me 3 boys who don’...

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