Joy is found when we're doing what we're (2)


Mar 30, 2015 by

She toddled into the room with a plan, antique hand mirror, and brush in hand. This two-year-old had work to do. She couldn’t quite climb atop the bed to join us, though; […]


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 […]


Over our dinner of smoked brisket and collard greens, Faith turns to me with eyes smiling and says, “Hey mama, tell us about the time when you actually. fell. for daddy.” I swallow […]


I got a package in the mail full of sticky notes, each of them written by a different student at a camp where I had served earlier this summer. Words […]


Laughing Lines

Jun 16, 2014 by

“…she laughs at the days to come.” Proverbs 31:25 i. Hannah was a German exchange student befriended by my daughter and her friends their junior year, and theirs was a […]


The big day had finally arrived. Though my tummy rumbled with nervous excitement, it was a welcome relief from the nausea and lethargy of the past few years. After all, […]


So these stones shall become a memorial…. Joshua 4:7c i. I saw it sitting on my sister’s kitchen counter and it was the kind of thing I wanted to pick up […]


I had seen several posts on Instagram of couples looking so fun and whimsically romantic that I decided to look for a moment like this for my husband, Art, and […]