November 28, 2019

This past Sunday I straggled into church five minutes late for the noon service with a Starbucks chai tea latte in tow. Yawning deeply, I took a seat in the back struggling to join in the worship song. When my pastor finally came to the pulpit I nearly rolled my eyes a...

June 18, 2018

Yesterday was Father's Day. A day for family. A day for celebrating fathers who have supported and championed us as we pursue the path we have been given. 

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a blog post about Lysa Terkeurst's intent to end her marriage. (Read my post...

March 31, 2018

The line was long. Much longer than I had anticipated when I stepped up to the end, clutching one little jean shirt with cute little ruffles. A seven dollar shirt. A really cute seven dollar shirt.

Did I need this shirt? Nope. Did I want this shirt? Yes. But how much d...

March 12, 2018

I stared up at the ceiling in the early hours of December 13, 2011. It was 3 AM and I had yet to sleep. My fluffy little dog snored away by my side; oblivious to the turmoil and tears overflowing from my saddened soul. I couldn't even laugh as I felt her tiny paws runn...

January 28, 2018

2018 has been tough so far...I've felt more sorrow over the last month than I have in the last five years. I've started to wonder about the ways that God uses and redeems sorrow by strengthening our faith, and building our resolve to live a life of dependence on the on...

January 12, 2018

Linking up with Five Minute Friday today! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: SIMPLIFY

The time may come when you find yourself in absolute denial. Something has happened that you never expected. Something th...

January 5, 2018

Linking up with Five Minute Friday today! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: MOTIVATE

The last time I was motivated to do something that wasn't my idea was probably back in February of 2011. The Packers had...

January 1, 2018

True story: I've never once kept a New Year's Resolution. 

Maybe I'm just not so good at picking one?

I already put lots of pressure on myself to meet impossible standards of perfection so when I attempt to select a reasonable resolution I begin to feel panicky. 

Wh...

December 14, 2017

Six years ago today I was barely going through the motions on a day I would never forget. A day I never thought would come. The day when two were torn apart and only I remained.

I pondered for weeks what I would wear to my divorce. Black seemed appropriate. The death o...

August 25, 2017

Taking a break from the series on our Heavenly Citizenship to participate in Five Minute Friday today! The word to write on for five minutes today is: GUIDE 

It was our first morning in Athens, Greece. Our bellies were full of chocolate pastries and fresh orange juice....

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