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

A Prayer For Change

Lord, help us. Our black brothers and sisters are hurting. They’ve been hurting. For so long. Help us to come alongside them and to stand for justice. We pray the systems of oppression and marginalization will be dissolved. We pray for the building up of systems that treat all people 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

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

Let’s Be Kind

As restrictions are being relaxed and stay-at-home orders are being lifted, the responses from people have ranged from “It’s about time!” to “This is ridiculous!” and a whole lot of in-between. What started out as a feeling of togetherness seems slowly to be slipping into feelings of confusion and discord. Continue Reading

Sliding Down The Slippery Slope: Thoughts on My Eating Disorder

After I graduated from high school, I developed an eating disorder.  It wasn’t something I set out to do. It isn’t like I woke up one morning and thought, “Hey! I think I’ll try developing an eating disorder today. That sounds like fun.”  No. That’s not how it happened.  My Continue Reading

Another Year Has Come and Gone

I love Birthdays. Seriously love them. It’s the one day of the year when you can do whatever you want, within reason, and it’s completely and totally okay. Feel like eating an entire cake? Wouldn’t recommend it, but if you want to – go for it. Want to sleep all Continue Reading