For the last few years, instead of setting specific resolutions, I have chosen a word. That word becomes my focus for the year. For 2017 my word was hope. And, oh, how I needed that word. There were so many moments that I needed to make a very conscious decision to not become hopeless. It … Continue reading My Word for 2018. Renew.
Dad died right in between my birthday and my sister's birthday. Crazy, right? Almost like, if he knew it was going to have to happen around this time, he wanted to make sure it was as fair as possible. It has made for some weird moments. Like my sister's birthday lunch- Mom, Gynny, and I … Continue reading Christmas without Daddy
On November 29, 2017 at 3:52 a.m. Daddy went to be with Jesus. There are so many stories about this past couple of weeks that prove that God has been with our family every step of the way. I am full of gratitude, full of hope, and I even feel deep joy. But I'm also … Continue reading Daddy
Hi friends. I'm still here. And there is a lot I've been wanting to say. Especially to the Christians. Especially about how social justice should be a natural extension of serving Christ. Especially about how loving our neighbor should take priority over political preference. Recently though, I've been doing a lot more listening and a … Continue reading Thinking
For the past few years instead of making a New Year's Resolution I have chosen a word. That word sticks with me throughout the year and is something I hold on to when I'm doing life. For example, 2016 I chose the word joy. I had no idea what I was getting myself into with … Continue reading My Word for 2017
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! We have been busy, busy, busy- decking the halls and fa-la-la-la-la-ing. We Christmas so hard around here that we are allowed to use it as a verb. Yes, we love Christmasing. This season has been full of moments where I have laughed so hard I've cried- but I've … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Tomorrow I will drop a 1st grader, 2nd grader and 3rd grader off for their first day of school. That doesn't even make sense to my heart. In my heart they are babies. Just little, tiny babies. Every season of their lives I find that there are things that get dramatically easier (they all wipe … Continue reading Another 1st day of school!