When I told my husband I wanted to encourage people during this worldwide pandemic, he told me I probably shouldn’t come out of the gates with, “There’s a 100% chance we’re all going to die.”I only kind of agree. Because here’s the thing: We all still die. There’s a 100% chance. But what percent chance are […]
Remembering you’re still alive might be the most beautiful memorial you could ever offer after the loss of a loved one.
Commit to yourself to make ONE healthy change in your lifestyle. It may seem Tortoise-ish, but consistency and slow and steady win the race.
It’s been 5-6 years since we sent out Christmas cards, but it’s happening this year! WHAT?! Here’s our last card: Ummmm, I guess it’s actually been 6 years. First observations: kids grow fast, some of us have more grays, I have less hair, WOW, Spain was amazing, how can our daughter be a senior?, and […]
The birth of the Christ reminds us of our first identity as the Children of God.
I am a child of God. Born from above. Born-again, not of the desires of mankind, but born of God… Born my true self, my child-of-God-self. I have zero shits to give for the approval of others. God’s fingerprint on me is TRUE. When God made me, He said, “GOOD.” Period. My first identity, just […]
“You hate the Bible.” Recently someone said this to me. It was interesting…more intriguing, really, to hear these words specifically directed at me. I was only slightly curious how this person had drawn this conclusion, not because I actually hate the Bible because I don’t. But because I’ve had a theory brewing for years of […]
On the 4th of July, when I was a little girl, I remember decorating my tricycle with streamers and riding down the middle of main street in a sea of red, white, and blue. We ate cherries until our fingers were stained and didn’t notice the sun tanning our noses or shoulders as we spent […]
Remembering the writing and life of Rachel Held Evans
As a writer, many random thoughts cross my mind on any given day. Here are some from the last few days I wanted to share on parenting. Empathy starts with asking ourselves, “How would that make me feel?,” then making choices to treat others (and ourselves) accordingly. A simple “pause” like this can make a […]