You see this picture on the left, friends? That is a chameleon. I’m sure you already knew that. You see that picture on the right? That’s not a chameleon. That’s a human. I’m telling you this because I had an epiphany a few days ago. I have spent many, many years…Read More
I know we've all been there. We are staring down the bills, or the calendar, or the to-do list, or the "needed repairs" list, and we're coming up short. The math doesn't add up, and we have no way of forcing it to work out. The question is, when we don't have enough--time, money, energy, resources--what do we do?Read More
I remember the distinct moment in which THE thought descended into my brain. “You might completely lose yourself. You might lose your joy, your humor, your marriage, your motherhood… your very identity.” My hands trembled as I realized this simple thought could very easily become reality. My present stage in life was akin to me dangling from the edge of a cliff with only my pinky finger anchoring my body from a total free-fall to the depths below.Read More
Who am I? That’s a complicated question. So many voices thunder over each other, competing to tell me who I am. Am I Mother? Am I friend? Am I the sum of all the mistakes I’ve made, or conversely, all the good things I’ve done? Am I who my spouse thinks I am? Am I who my parents said I was? Am I the love I give? Am I the love I receive? Many of us hang our identity on...Read More
Here is an unfortunate thing I’m learning about myself:
I want to be impressive.
In the darkest recesses of my heart, there lurks a desire to have people say “wow,” when they see my life. I want my husband to “rise up and call me blessed” and I want it to be because I get a motherload of crap done. I want people to look at me...Read More
Fellow mommas, let's just all take a deep breath and a hot second to collect ourselves. Because life can be crazy. I mean, truly, undeniably, crazy. So many of us are running here and there with pickups and drop offs and making lunches and throwing dinner in the crockpot, and making appointments while the baby screams in our ear and the toddler spills Cheerios. Again. I know because I'm right there with you. And being in the midst of all this chaos can...Read More
I’ve been pondering what it truly means to be loved. How do I explain this to a world who thinks my belief in this love is nothing but ridiculous nonsense? Well, here’s a little of what it means to me…Read More
Like most of America, and even much of the world, I am a mess of emotions today. I feel like the world is being torn apart, ripped at every last seam we have, and humanity is more and more fractured every second. My heart is breaking, aching, and I know the heart of God is breaking, too. But God's heart has always been breaking over the suffering of his beautiful world.
In the midst of all this horror, allow me to bring some brightness to your day. I'd like to introduce you to...Read More