Category: life

Splitting Seas

I’ve been reading the book of Psalms for the past few months, going through the reading plan in my Bible. It’s been amazing to look with fresh eyes the gut-wrenching prayers and the peace-filled, thankful praises of David. In chapters 77 and 78, which… Continue Reading “Splitting Seas”

Life in Color

I’ve been teaching my daughters, ages nearly 3 and 4 1/2, about skin colors lately. My girls are curious and smart. I want them to ask questions. We’ve been reading, “God’s Very Good Idea,” by Trillia Newbell. It explains that God’s very good idea is… Continue Reading “Life in Color”

Mi abuelo

My girls and I were looking at our family’s photo albums this morning, when I decided to dig out photos my paternal grandma had given me years ago. There were photos of her as a child, photos of my dad as a baby, a… Continue Reading “Mi abuelo”

Saving the World

My oldest daughter, Noelle, was wearing her Captain America cape, my youngest was in her pink Anna cloak, both of them dressed their Elsa gowns (it’s all about Frozen in this house) on New Year’s Eve. “Come on, Autumn! Let’s go save the world!”… Continue Reading “Saving the World”

My Gramma Betty

I got the call last Saturday morning that my 97 year old gramma Betty had a heart attack. On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Gramma decided that it was time to leave this world. Blessedly, my mom and her siblings all got to say goodbye… Continue Reading “My Gramma Betty”

Follow the leader

Oh, how the gift/job/chore/lesson of parenthood reveals to us in such a tangible way how God sees us!

The silent tension of motherhood

All is quiet in the house apart from the metronomic snores of my husband and the heat clicking off and on. Both girls sleeping in their beds, snow sprinkled trees outside. Morning footprints now slushy imprints in the yard. Crumbs on the table call… Continue Reading “The silent tension of motherhood”

Christmas card dilemma

What to write in a Christmas card is always agonizing. Most cards, you can mindlessly stuff and seal closed with a wet sponge (because who wants to lick 40+ cards??). Remember George’s fiancee from Seinfeld?? Anyhow, I digress. The point is, most of the… Continue Reading “Christmas card dilemma”

Life in color

These past few months have been unsettling and bizarre, like living in the upside down of Stranger Things. Not knowing when things would return to normal, and what “normal” is going to look like once this COVID-19 is finally disabled. Since May 8, with… Continue Reading “Life in color”

Road Trip Thoughts

A few weeks ago, I was driving back home to Charlotte with my two girls from visiting my family in Wilmington. My husband was in Boston visiting his family and meeting his new baby nephew, so the girls and I headed to stay with… Continue Reading “Road Trip Thoughts”