“Look at the sky, mama!” my daughter said from her car seat. I looked up and was startled by the beauty that I had been driving around oblivious to. She saw a whole adventure story played out in the clouds, and all I saw was endless pavement. When you were a kid did you lay… Continue reading Dirt or Sky?
The other morning I thought my headache was going to stop. I could see more clearly, the pain was weak, and my dizziness barely there. I thought “this is it! It’s going to stop!”, and in the next second “probably not, but enjoy it while it lasts!”. I praised God and gave thanks and turned… Continue reading Permission to Feel
Mondays, amiright? Before nap: mac n cheese made a little on the runny side dropped by little hands and splattered ALL over the kitchen floor. I mean ALL over. ALL OVER. Four passes over with the mop and still looked bad, and as I mop the last section of the floor I knock over the… Continue reading The Messiest Day
They say James’ knees were so callused they looked like a camel’s1. He spent so much time devoted to prayer that his body tangibly showed it. James’ words were proof, though, as much as his knees. James was one of Jesus’ brothers, and was skeptical of Jesus’ claims. I would’ve been too, if my brother claimed… Continue reading James’ Knees
Last year on this day I ate cake and penned a rebellious war cry to Dear Ol’ Delilah (the name I gave my migraine). This year I am breathing, and praying, and walking “Gladly, Gladly, Gladly”. Today marks two years of constant migraine. Two years of never stopping for a second dizziness, vision changes, sensory… Continue reading Gladly, Gladly, Gladly.
I had the absolute joy of watching one of my little brothers marry the most amazing woman this weekend. I was struck by how much love surrounded them: the love each had for each other, the love they had for God, the love that their friends and family poured out on them. It was incredible.… Continue reading Without Love: 1 Corinthians 13
First off, let me tell you what this post IS NOT. This post is NOT a diet and exercise plan to get rid of the pooch where your baby resided for the longest 9 months ever. In my opinion, that pooch is a badge of honor (at least mine is). In fact, this post has… Continue reading How to Avoid a “Mom Bod”… A Note on Self Care
My daughter was two months old at her first Christmas. Her 91 year old great grandfather gave her a stuffed “lambie” that talked when you hugged it. She’s been sleeping with it since she was old enough to want to sleep with something. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago. My now 3 1/2… Continue reading The Great Absolution: Mondays are for Moms
Recently I read a blog/social media post whose sole topic was explaining how the product the author was selling was “biblical”, and using bible verses out of context to promote the sales of their product. Let me just take a deep breath y’all before I write this. In, Out. Count to 10. Pray for forgiveness… Continue reading The Danger of Bible Bending: When we take the bible out of context
As I talked to the parents of a little girl with special needs on Saturday, God’s infinite goodness hit me right between the eyes. I was helping at an easter egg hunt/easter party extravaganza (petting zoo, face painting, star wars, disney princesses, cotton candy EXTRAVAGANZA) that was designed catered to families with special needs kids.… Continue reading God’s Infinite Goodness