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There’s Space for All of Us

Dear children of mine, There are certain lessons in life that I wish I could teach you without you having to go through the heartache of learning them. But there are not any shortcuts in life. And truth be told, one of the greatest joys in parenting is seeing you grow in wisdom and strength and maturity. Hard knocks and […]

All You Need is Love (but it might not be the kind you think)

When you’re afraid of waves       crashing in on you, or of days with ever setting suns, My love will not be enough. When you feel your feet slipping down into the deep and you’re looking for something to stand on, My love will never be enough. But when in those times you need an ear to listen or […]

Top 40 Life Lessons

Birthdays have a way of making me feel nostalgic. My 40th birthday is also making me feel nauseous. Crazy, right? It’s just that I don’t feel 40. But rather than getting stuck in this weird fear-of-the-future THING, I want to reflect on God’s faithfulness in the past. So today, I am going to do just that and share with you the top […]

Right Thing, Right Time, Right Attitude

Last year, our family chose a mantra of sorts for the year. Well really, I chose a family mantra for the year! I had noticed a growing and pervasive attitude among my children, one of dissatisfaction and entitlement. My children would struggle to be happy for each other when one received something the others didn’t. “Celebrate More, Compare Less” was born. […]

Rochesterians

The title for this post was born from my crazy thought process. The following is a letter to my kids on things I want them to know as they go to public school in Rochester, NY. Some of my all time favorite books of the Bible are the letters that the apostle Paul writes to churches in different cities throughout […]