“You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.” {Psalm 139:5, NIV} While luggage was being toted from outside to inside the hotel, Momma and […]


Do It Afraid

Sep 23, 2014 by

Cheek to cheek, my eight-month-old grandson, Josiah, and I dance in the pool. When his feet dip in the cold water he sucks in his breath and scrunches his face […]


Dear Twenty Year Old: As you look in the mirror in the prime of your life, you think you have the world figured out. With perfect hair and flawless skin, […]


Life Support

Sep 16, 2014 by

A year ago, I sat in a developmental pediatrician’s office and learned that my eldest son has High Functioning Autism. I felt like I couldn’t breathe, like somehow all of […]


Experienced parents will tell you, if they are wise, that you learn as much as your children when you parent. My older son taught me something when he was three that […]


A story is not what we think it is. It isn’t words on a page. It’s life. Your life. My life. Lives of those around us and fictional lives of […]


Older And Wiser

Sep 4, 2014 by

I recently asked myself this question: Am I older and wiser, or just older? I am definitely older, and my reflection in the mirror reminds me of this every day. My […]


If you saw me in the grocery store or happened to notice me with my girls in line at Starbucks, you’d think I was just a normal, busy, slightly-stressed-out mom […]