Blog Archives

Make the Brownies

I was a newlywed, married to the youth pastor when an older woman in our church made this comment… You make brownies for every event! Up until that moment, I felt pretty good about my contributions to our church events. I had never had a desire to bake during my growing up years, so my experience was minimal when I […]

One Word for 2019~ Inclinations

We’re barely into the new year and I already feel a few steps behind. This is partly due to traveling over the holidays and it’s partly due to the elusive rhythm of life that I keep chasing, but never seem to catch. For some time now, I have felt slightly off kilter. This isn’t necessarily bad. It has caused me […]

Absorbing Difficulty for God’s Glory

The warmth of the sun and the glowing reds, yellows and oranges of the leaves beckoned us to the outdoors and we had to follow the siren call. School work was put on hold to be saved for the rainy, cold days that are promised in our near future. We had great hopes of traipsing through pumpkins to find our […]

Summer Adieu

I’m grasping, reaching just a little further, trying to grab on tight, but it slips through my fingers. Summer is elusive and I confess that it has gone too quickly. I want more. More fireflies. More naps in the hammock. More sounds of splashing in the pool. More chalk drawings, swinging in trees, campfires, and trips to the beach. At […]

Dear Younger Me

I’m feeling nostalgic today. A few weeks ago, I started running and working out consistently again after nearly two and a half years of only sporadic exercise. This morning, as I searched for workout clothes, I discovered that all of my usual go to athletic items are in the dirty clothes pile. But not working out, because I don’t have […]