It’s the First Day of Second Semester, and The Pandemic is Still Here

Winter break is officially over, and we are settling back into our routine of getting online to learn and work. There are days when I am struck by the strangeness of it all. Even though this has been our reality for months, it still feels like a bizarre dream, or Continue Reading

The Ministry of Parenting

When our youngest was born, our oldest was just six years little. I remember those years with a fondness, and am also amazed to think of all that would happen in a day. Diapers were changed, toddlers were chased, babies were nursed, meals were made, snacks were handed out, sippy Continue Reading

It’s A New Day

Friends, It’s a new day. A new week. Maybe you woke up excited and ready to go, and maybe you wish you could climb back into bed. Maybe the world feels heavy, and maybe your heart is light. Maybe you feel like you have an endless, impossible list to tackle Continue Reading

Sifting Through The Darkness

November, the month of gratitude, is right around the corner. It’s the time of year when we collectively pause, reflect on, and express our thoughts of thanksgiving.  There is much to be grateful for.  Sometimes the list is like a geyser, forcefully erupting from our hearts and out of of Continue Reading

We Are Made for Relationship

We are made for relationship. Relationship with God. Relationship with family. Relationship with friends. The feeling of connection that occurs when we interact with loved ones is not only beautiful, but also so important for our well being. One of my favorite things to do is to sit with a Continue Reading

Today I Will Recognize the Gift and Acknowledge the Hardship

Sometimes I feel tired. And sometimes I feel weary. Maybe it’s the feeling of being pulled in so many directions. Maybe it’s the feeling of being needed so often throughout the day. Maybe it’s never really being alone. Maybe it’s the wondering and the doubting. Are the kids doing okay? Continue Reading

God Is For the Messy And the Complicated And the People Who Make Bad Choices. He’s For All of Us.

What if I told you that nothing you have done, or will do, can separate you from the love of God?  Would you believe me?  Would you think – Sure. That sounds really nice for (insert name of person you deem worthy of God’s love here), but not for me. Continue Reading