Dear Weary Mama…

  Dear Weary Mama, I know the kind of day you have had. Today was one of those "nice" days. One of those days when the chill of winter was finally gone from the air. There was not a cloud in the sky. The sun was shining, and the temperature just right. After a season [...]

An open letter to a young father

The picture above is me at around 22. My oldest about 3. Tomorrow that little boy will be celebrating the first birthday of his own son, at the tender age of 21. Tonight as we settle down for Sunday dinner and celebrate this precious life on the eve of that momentous birthday, I want that [...]

Would you go where they go?

"How do they do it? How do they find each other? It's like they can sniff out each other's chaos?" These are sometimes the conversations I have about the relationships amongst growing kids. How they decide to form attachments to those who are either good or bad for them. How we, as adults, do the [...]

we have all been in the boat

I am blessed to live in an area that affords me space to seek quiet and solitude surrounded by nature and picturesque views. I often find myself when I have a few moments alone scurrying down to the fishing pond close to my home with a book to read for a few, and to spend [...]

Relax and Thrive on Crazy

"The only true gift is a portion of thyself." Ralph Waldo Emerson I have started to notice something about myself in recent years. Relax? It's not necessarily something I know how to do. From one job to two, schoolwork to ministry, kids to housework, to being a wife…well, there isn't much time to relax. When [...]