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

The Teachers Are Working Extra Hard – Let’s Love Them Extra Hard

Today I received an email from the online director for our school district. The email talked about the challenges they have faced in the first week of online school and the ways they are trying to remedy the problems. In the email, it was mentioned that they have received a Continue Reading

To the Parents Wondering: Are We In? Or Are We Out?

This week, we were faced with a hard decision. To some it may not have been hard, but for us it was incredibly difficult. And I believe this was just the first of many difficult decisions that are about to come our way. Our two oldest daughters were cast in Continue Reading

To My Friends Still Choosing to Social Distance

Yesterday, two little boys in our neighborhood came to the door asking if the kids could play. Their families had been social distancing like ours, but obviously had loosened some restrictions.  I had already been feeling like we are on an island with the choice to still maintain space from Continue Reading