There Is No Try

A few things are permanent fixtures on my desk, including my iMac, printer, really cool speakers… and my giant Yoda PEZ dispenser (which actually plays the theme song when you open […]

Faith or Fear?

The calling. Sometimes it’s not some big, crazy, outside-in-the-world step. Sometimes it’s something that God wants to happen in your own home. Homeschooling is mine, at least for this season. […]

Embracing the Call

If you have been a reader of my blog for any amount of time, you know that I’m a restless soul… somewhat of a runner (literally and figuratively). All that […]

Still The Great I Am

Open hands learned in Birmingham? Yes. Great I Am became the worship song that would always remind me of that life-changing trip? Yes. My family is in a time of transition as far […]

Unclenched Fists

I learned to open my hands in Birmingham. If only I could have left them open. Attempting to control comes easily for me. It’s comfortable. It’s familiar. I have lived […]

Same Purpose, Different Stage

It had been three months since I’d pulled out the Taylor on a Sunday morning. This time was different. Same purpose, different stage. For Father’s Day, Jeff wanted to have church […]

The last several months of my life have been a period of smothering darkness. Aloneness. I’ve looked potential for significant loss straight in the eye, yet told it to go […]

Bundle Up

33 degrees. I thought about just staying in bed even though it was our last morning here. But I realized braving the cold would be worth it. Bundled up in 3 […]

More Than One Valentine

Jeffrey’s question changed the day o’ red for me. “Mommy, why do you and Daddy have to go out just the two of you for Valentine’s Day?” So I thought […]

This word. It smacked me in the face a few weeks ago when I shared with a precious friend that maybe she was… this word. My entire life, I have […]