I recently attended my nephew’s wedding. It was gorgeous. Stunning. Beautiful. Fresh. Nostalgic. Emotional. Beautiful. Did I mention beautiful? Breathtaking. A perfect summer wedding at a vineyard with a forever blue sky and fields of green in every direction. They gazed at each other with so much love. There was so much tender touching…hands on… Continue reading Revisiting Once Upon a Time
“Mom, I’m so excited to ride the bus!!” “Honey, you’re not riding the bus this year. That’s next year, for kindergarten.” “Oh right. But I’m going to school every day this year, right?” “Yup.” “I can’t wait! I am just remembering all the fun stuff we did last year!” And just like that, my chubby,… Continue reading First Day of Pre-K and Beyond
I was asked to periodically write the sermon reflections for my church here in Indy (Common Ground Christian Church West). Each week, we send out a little sermon summary with some reflection questions, thus it’s called the sermon reflection. I have been mulling over a blog involving my daughter Heidi’s swim lessons, and it leant… Continue reading When God Throws You In the Deep End
A couple weekends ago, I went on a retreat with the ladies at my church. It’s been years since I’ve done a retreat like this, and the last time I did was before I had kids. Let me tell you the difference between a single gal in her teens going on a retreat and a… Continue reading Lies and the women who believe them
Yet another blog from the past in my drafts folder, cleaned and spiffed up for you this happy Tuesday. (For the record, Heidi is no less bossy now than she was at three years old….) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Heidi can be kiiiiiind of bossy. I’m not sure if this is a character flaw or a three-year-old phase.… Continue reading Living On a Prayer
A post resurrected from last summer that I never published. I am posting this while I gather some interviews for future posts. 🙂 Enjoy. ————————————————————————————— It’s been awhile since I’ve written. Turns out having two kids is a lot more like multiplication instead of addition, as a wise friend told me a few months ago.… Continue reading Have courage, dear heart
I remember one of the first “big” choices I ever had to make. (And now looking back, I think, “Oh if that was truly the hardest choice I would have to make nowadays! I miss those days!). I was merely an eighth grader, yet so grown up in my mind at the time. It was… Continue reading This may be the most important blog post I’ve ever written…at least for me.