Posts Categorized: Blog

Birthday Boundaries

  Hi There! Thank you so much for all of the birthday love last week! I turned 34 last Monday and celebrated by spending the Sunday before relaxing at the spa with my mom, then meeting my dad, aunt, and Ellie for dinner on Sunday evening. Family + relaxation + good food = my kind… Read more »

Conversations with Ellie

As a parent I feel like a fish out of water most days. Anyone? It’s been a lot of trial and error—aiming for a target, blindfolded, and hoping to hit the mark, or even get close to it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and done some things well. What I know for sure is… Read more »

Divine Provision

  Hello Dear Friend! Today’s message is about my experience of God’s provision through challenging times. My heart in sharing this is to encourage you to TRUST God’s plan for your life, even when it doesn’t go the way you expected. After years of living in a fog of denial over the loss of my… Read more »

Come Back Kid – Part 2

  Hi There! A few weeks ago I shared about one of the darkest and hardest seasons of my grief (catch up here), and how it was such a low I feared I’d never come back the same. The truth is, I didn’t come back the same. I came back different and better. Here are… Read more »

The Comeback Kid – Part 1

    Who doesn’t love a good comeback story? A book or a movie about an underdog who beats the odds to overcome a personal challenge to realize their potential. I’m thinking Rudy, Rocky, Remember the Titans. These stories are inspiring and hopeful, and I’ve come to realize that life ebbs and flows with opportunities… Read more »

LOVE is the Answer

  Last weekend, I made the major mistake of taking my 7-year-old daughter, Ellie, to Pet Land. Pet Land is a pet store where you can purchase adorable puppies and other pets. The dangerous part is they let you take the dogs out of their crates and play with them in a private room. I’d… Read more »

Girls’ Trip

  I’ve always wanted to take a girls’ trip ever since learning that was a thing. A few years after graduating college, I remember hearing stories of sorority sisters or college roommates taking annual girls’ trips to the beach, or hitting the ski slopes or having a relaxing spa getaway. I thought, One day I’m… Read more »

Dyslexia

Hello! Hip Hip Hooray for school starting back! Summer was fun and now I’m craving a little structure and routine. This week my daughter, Ellie, started second grade. When I asked how her first day of school went she reported, “Best first day ever!” This was music to my ears and really quite shocking, because… Read more »

Five Years in Heaven

  Five years ago today I was sitting next to my terminally ill 30-year-old husband. He was in a hospital bed in his childhood home, and I was holding his hand, tears streaming down my cheeks. I watched his mother gently caressing his face and sweetly singing hymns over him as he whispered, “I love… Read more »