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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 […]

When Being Vulnerable Isn’t the Best Choice

There has been a great deal of discussion lately about being vulnerable and keeping it real. While most of the time I think this is a wonderful way to live, there are important times to not share everything. It’s taken me awhile to figure this out. When Facebook first came onto the scene, I loved the opportunity to share my […]

When Life is a Whirlwind

It started mid-June of this year, a new season in my life that I am jokingly calling my “whirlwind season”. Life has been a flurry of activity and stress and incredible joy. Stress and joy, you ask? How is this possible? Prior to whirlwind season, my husband and I walked through a season of healing and rest. It was a […]

Shootings and Selfishness

We sat around the dinner table as a family, using a recent gift of conversation starters. The question was “If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?” Our oldest without hesitation answered, “My selfishness!”. I tried not to make a big deal of this answer in the moment, because I have a tendency to get overly effusive and with […]

The Freedom of Admitting Imperfection~ Road Trip Reflections

Seventy two hours. It’s a huge number, especially when those hours involve a road trip, when they mark the time spent in a minivan. Thirteen movies. Some watched more than once. Because who can resist a cute little two year old when she says, “Watch a wovie?”. Forty eight state, two Indian nation, five Canadian province and one District of […]