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Always a Step Behind

Sometimes I feel like I was born into a world with a set of rules that I don’t know. I feel this endless need to figure out what everybody else already seems to know. I always feel a step behind. The youngest of three girls, I felt like I was always trying to catch up. My earliest memory of this […]

Intentional Living

My daughter had her first official babysitting experience recently. A couple of days later, it struck me that my husband and I should be able to go on a date any time now. If she is old enough to babysit other kids, she is mature enough and capable enough to watch her younger siblings. This is a new era for […]

Psalm 151

I woke up this morning feeling more tired than when I went to sleep last night. I try to write only to be interrupted by a little one who needs a diaper change. I sit on my couch and try to decide between writing a blog post or folding a load of laundry. The laundry wins. It seems to be […]

Prove It

Reach out in love to one. Hurt another. Give generously of your time, talents and wealth. Someone will think you are stingy. Serve others. You didn’t do enough. Smile frequently. Your motives will be suspect. Genuinely care about others. Forget to send cards and it doesn’t count. The weight is crushing. Desiring to love others fully and well. But falling […]

Drowning

She handed me a stack of papers, ones that I should have seen days (weeks?) ago, and once again I am drowning. Under the weight of papers commitments expectations judgments opinions assumptions. The boxes have piled up, the to-do lists, the record sheets, somehow all getting lost under the other pressing (more important?) needs. I want to thrive. Instead, I […]