Category: life

Handle with Care

This morning, I dropped off my kindergartener to her school, and then my three-year-old to her preschool class. We skipped from the car into her school building and then walked to her classroom in silence, taking in all the sights and sounds of other… Continue Reading “Handle with Care”

Let it roll (off your back)

A few days ago, my girls and I went outside to take advantage of the sunny, spring-like weather. I started pulling weeds in my side yard while my girls were tinkering around in the driveway. I’ve stopped nagging them to wear shoes at this… Continue Reading “Let it roll (off your back)”

Trust your Gut and Ignore your heart

I vividly remember one night about twenty years ago, driving home from a dinner party with friends just outside of Baltimore. I was about five minutes away. It was nearly midnight, and the stop light flicked to red, even though nobody else was on… Continue Reading “Trust your Gut and Ignore your heart”

A Writer’s Fears

My own words intimidate me Afraid to pick up the pen and write Scared of what the scribbles will read. Thoughts pile up in my mind at night unable to stop the flow. I cannot stifle these words that rattle and steep within my… Continue Reading “A Writer’s Fears”

The Pressure of Walking on Water

I have stories to share from my life which I know God has written; beautiful events only God could orchestrate and also results from my own unwise decisions that only God could have restored. But, before I can collect the thoughts and emotions from… Continue Reading “The Pressure of Walking on Water”

Passover Exchange

Jesus isn’t angry or bitter or disgusted with us. He forgave us all for putting Him on that cross, not with an actual hammer and nail, but with our own iniquity.

Encounter at the Cross

I wanted this Easter to be more than Easter bunnies, decorating eggs, and honey-baked ham. I really wanted to connect emotionally to how Jesus felt during this week of his life on earth. I’ve poured over each Gospel’s story of Passover through the resurrection.… Continue Reading “Encounter at the Cross”

Daily manna for a Hangry mama

Nearly five years since giving birth to my first baby, I think back on that first year of motherhood with my content Noelle as being glorious and blissful. My second baby, Autumn, then crashed into our lives 21 months later. That one miserable post-delivery… Continue Reading “Daily manna for a Hangry mama”

Redeeming Grief

I found out recently that a friend from my past has died. I last saw my friend in Denver over 8 years ago. He wanted to come visit and ski, so he and I and a handful of my friends all met together and… Continue Reading “Redeeming Grief”

In the Weeds

I am not a gardener, nor do I have much of a green thumb. I have two houseplants that I’ve miraculously not killed after having them for nearly three months. I will periodically spray them with water when I remember, which is maybe twice… Continue Reading “In the Weeds”