“I’m fine.” But is that the truth?

I wrote a post recently about truth. In it I shared the importance of telling the truth to those we love. As I thought more after I posted it, and after I reflected on truth some more in the passing days, I thought about this: Are we telling the truth to ourselves? What about the [...]

The Messy Middle

There is a place I dread visiting these days. For anyone navigating this stage of parenting, you must know this place. It is hidden behind a door in our home. I know who is there. Problem is...I never know what is there. Meaning, I never know what mess I will find. Are those clothes on [...]

It’s all going to be OK

Faith and feelings. Or “suck it up, don’t talk about it, just pray about it.” I’m a straight shooter. I’m honest. I keep it real. I share my struggles. And, I value the art of vulnerability in our lives. Even among the faith community. However, there is often this idea that we can’t be vulnerable, [...]

How are you….really?

The age old question..."How are you, today?" Then...the usual response: A painted on smile. A handy-dandy, "Good. Great. How are you?"  Usually all uttered in passing without any secondary regard for what could potentially be bubbling underneath the surface. Many years ago my work "girlfriends" and I used to joke about a colleague of ours. [...]

My mess. Your mess. His power.

Spring break. A glorious week away from school. From paperwork. Time to sleep in. Enjoy life with the ones I love. And get away from the demands of home. We meticulously planned each detail of our small trip away. Each day had adventures sure to please the picky fella that would be coming along with [...]

You Want Me to Do What?

"So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free." John 8:36 I used to have this desire to one day write my life story. I loved to write as a child and teen, and I loved to read books about the lives of others, especially those who had overcome obstacles. But this past week, [...]