It didn't seem to bother her until, of course, it did. My biggest girl, my four-year-old, had seen something that her little imagination twisted and turned into a cause for alarm, and suddenly she carried fear everywhere she went like a little pet. After she saw this scene in a whimsical, silly … [Read more...] about Peace. This is real.
The world whispered hope, freshly fallen snow blanketing the ground, covering it in fresh, in new, in a white promise that Christmas is coming. The little girls were noisy rowdy, wrestling over a wand, lost within the world of superhero princesses, unknowingly writing a story for themselves that … [Read more...] about How to Carry Hope When the World Feels Like It’s Getting Darker
It seems easier, doesn't it, when in a patch of hard to turn in, manage your emotions, control the situation. It seems like the world just tells us to power up and Do This Thing. When faced with life events, it seems that gut reactions tend to move us closer and closer to control or worry or fear … [Read more...] about a prayer for the day
I sat on the bed of the fancy hotel room in Charleston with a fussy newborn finally, finally, asleep next to me, coverage of the Pope in Philly on the tv in front of me, eating leftover cold pizza from room service the night before because that same fussy newborn prevented me from eating it the … [Read more...] about on doing hard things
It's been almost 3 years since we felt that first shift in the course. 3 years since both of us began to have the conversations of "I think that God is telling me something..." and "I know... me too." It's been 18 months since we sold our home, gave away most of our possessions, and moved … [Read more...] about when the purpose is in the process
Friends, we're on Day Eight over here. Eight days of sick kids. Eight days of sick mama. Eight. Night after night after night of midnight summonings, three-hour spurts of half-sleep, rocking and rocking and hushing and singing and consoling when I am so very tired myself. Because that is just … [Read more...] about when your very best doesn’t feel good enough