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

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

I Messed Up

The weight of my mistake weighed heavily on my shoulders. I opened my email to see I had missed a deadline to have my daughter included in her 8th grade dedication booklet. And my heart broke. Not this. Not now. Do you ever have those moments when you feel like you Continue Reading

Sheltering in Place: A Day in the Life of Our Family During A Pandemic

It’s a little after 8 am and I’m sitting at the kitchen island with my Bible, to-do list, notebooks, computer and pen by my side. My husband is working in our room at his make-shift office while the rest of the house is in a peace-filled state of slumber. This Continue Reading

When Your Day Doesn’t Go As Planned

Have you ever felt like a hamster stuck in a wheel? Your legs are moving and you’re working hard, but you just aren’t getting anywhere? That was me yesterday. I tried to go for a run, but the heat got the best of me. Instead of the long run I Continue Reading