Magical Lights

Each December the weather in Chicago transforms into a super-villain, wielding the cold like a weapon, freezing everything in its path. A few years ago, with winter’s formidable appearance on […]


More Love

Dec 19, 2013 by

We moved around a lot when I was young, but by the time I was three years old, we’d settled into a little yellow cape cod on a suburban cul-de-sac […]


When my husband suggested we place a second Christmas tree in the front room, I knew I must have misunderstood him. This is a man who loves Christmas decorated with […]

My Little Helper creating scones and memories

My Little Helper

Dec 10, 2013 by

“I don’t need your help!” I snapped, as I swatted his grubby little fist away from the dough. The boy wilted at my rebuke. “But Mommy, I love to help […]

child walking down ranch road

It happened in the kitchen. Around a skillet of cheesy eggs and another one full of turkey bacon. Breakfast for dinner only happens when Daddy is home late from work. […]

A Microphone Is Opportunity

This winter I am challenging myself to be positive. And I don’t mean positive in a superficial kind of way. I mean being intentional about what I verbalize about myself, my husband, […]


I like it when the communion assistant knows my name. I lift my slim rim to meet the silver V of the chalice. The blood of Christ shed for you, Beth. I […]

SO fun!! Easy Christmas Tree made out of Cinnamon Rolls

 I woke to the phone ringing. A recorded message announced the first school delay. Snow flakes graced not only the grass, but the roads as well. In North Carolina, that […]