June 2, 2017

Linking up with#fiveminutefriday today! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: FUTURE

On December 13, 2011 my world blew up with the slam of a judge's gavel as she declared my marriage "irretrievably broken". In...

May 22, 2017

"Nobody wakes up thinking, "my world will explode today. My whole world will change." Nobody thinks that. But sometimes it happens." 

            Meredith Grey

I sat across from a precocious four-year-old as he licked almond butter from his lips...

May 12, 2017

Linking up with#fiveminutefriday today! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: MOM

This is my fourteenth year as an elementary school teacher. Let's do some math- even though I'm a reading teacher...

14 years= 2...

May 5, 2017

Linking up with #fiveminutefriday today! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: SHOULD

Often when friends are going through a divorce, we make assumptions based on our own perceptions of those events. That pain....

April 28, 2017

Linking up with #fiveminutefriday today. Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: MORE. 

I constantly feel like I need MORE TIME. 

More time with my grandma who suffers from Alzheimer's. 

More time with my...

April 25, 2017

Life as a pastor's wife can be lonely. Surrounded by many; known by few. Attempting to fly under the radar, pick up slack behind the scenes, and be everything to everyone, can create an invisible barrier between yourself and other women.

Authenticity is not always enco...

April 21, 2017

Linking up with #fiveminutefriday today. Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: SING. 

I've always been reluctant to"change my tune" as the saying goes. If I were to change my tune on any number of top...

April 18, 2017

In sixth grade I was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. My doctor was convinced that without daily shots of extra hormones, I was doomed to be only 4' 9'' as an adult. With great resistance (and many irrational tears) I began to endure this

vicious tiny needle...

April 10, 2017

Spiritually speaking, I am 25 years old. In 1992 when I turned my heart over to God, I was just a twelve-year-old following the Holy Spirit's leading. I didn't know anything about authentic spiritual growth or how to be intentional in my walk with God. 

By nature I am a...

April 7, 2017

Linking up with #fiveminutefriday today. Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No second-guessing. No overthinking. Just write! GO!

A few things I can never get enough of:

  • Chocolate. Any kind. All kinds. 

  • Sunny days. 

  • Bodies of water to view a...

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