To My Friend Who Would Rather Not Do Christmas This Holiday Season

To my friend who would rather not do Christmas this holiday season, I want you to know I see you. I may not know what it is like to walk in your shoes. I can’t understand the grief you are feeling right now. But my heart hurts for you.  Are Continue Reading

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I Get to Do This

I have been overwhelmed to tears on multiple occasions today. As I drove back from dropping the kids off at school, I looked the Christmas decorations on the homes and thought, “I get to do this.” I get to experience the joy of Christmas. As the tears welled up in Continue Reading

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A Letter to My Children About Growing Up in Your Generation

Dear children, I don’t know what it’s like growing up in your generation. There are a lot of things about it that seem exciting. And a lot about it that seems hard. As your parent, I want to help you navigate through these waters. As you sit and watch YouTube Continue Reading

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Ladies, Let’s Do This

Ladies, it’s time to start building each other up. What if instead of criticizing, comparing and judging, we got into the habit of complimenting, holding our heads high, owning who we are and lifting each other up? I’ve seen it all too often in my life and I’m not without Continue Reading

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A Work in Progress

In college, I spent a lot of time seeking meaning and purpose – in my life. In the world.  I was curious.  I had accepted Christ when I was younger, but hadn’t fully given my life to Him.  I was unsure.  I knew I had a big, gaping hole in Continue Reading

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Zero Tolerance Bullying Policy

I can be a bully sometimes. It’s not something I’m proud to admit. I mean, who would be proud to admit that? There are plenty of things to be proud of. Like receiving a good grade on a test you studied hard for, completing a home project, running a marathon Continue Reading

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Saying Goodbye

When someone you love is preparing to leave this world, life feels a little funny. Actually, a lot funny. I’ve been in that funny place for a couple of weeks now and it has made me more acutely aware of what really matters and, on the flip side, what doesn’t Continue Reading

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In the Face of Tragedy

I had a plan. My plan was to share a fantastic cookie recipe on my page today. I sat down to write and couldn’t find the words. One of the ways I process and deal with things is through writing. Before the days of internet and blogging and typing out Continue Reading

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The Importance of Response

*Sometimes I write things and then realize I hit publish a little prematurely. If you are wondering why the same post is ending up in your inbox again today – this one is a little different. After reflecting, I realized I didn’t quite say things like I had wanted to. Every Continue Reading

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A Letter to My Children as They Head to School

To my sweet children, You are so brave. I know this move hasn’t been easy. I know at times you find yourself missing your friends, neighbors, classmates and school. I would imagine life feels a little upside down right now. It’s hard walking into a school for the first time Continue Reading

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