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 My Friend Who is Struggling with Depression

To my friend who is struggling with depression, I want you to know I’m here for you. I may not know what you are going through, but I want to hear about your struggles. I know sometimes when I ask how you’re doing, you want to say “Great!” but the 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

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