25 10, 2016

Notes from a Sunken Ship

By |2016-10-25T12:51:16+00:00October 25th, 2016|Reminders|

I'd always wanted to scuba dive through a sunken ship and, several years ago, it happened. Derek and I rolled backwards off the side of a small boat into the salty Caribbean. We adjusted our gear, gave each other the ready [...]

6 10, 2016

Politics and God

By |2016-10-06T07:26:48+00:00October 6th, 2016|Presidential Election|

Growing up, I hated history. Maybe hate is too strong a word, but I certainly didn't care much—if at all. History was about the past, while my main concern was the present and the future. So I memorized whatever text I was handed, made the grade, and flushed it from my mind as quickly as [...]

23 09, 2016

Here’s To You, Mama

By |2016-09-23T11:02:14+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Motherhood|

I posted this picture on Instagram last weekend… It was an iPhone pic. Nothing fancy. We were in our yard, about to go to dinner. The caption read: “This kid melts me. He picked out his own clothes (like Daddy’s) for [...]

15 09, 2016

Don’t Do Nothing

By |2016-09-15T04:58:31+00:00September 15th, 2016|Inspiration|

How wild would it be if someone handed you a million dollars to invest, but you buried it instead? How silly would it be if you took a bucketful of seeds for the garden, but decided to see how they would flourish in the [...]

25 08, 2016

Why Messy Is Good

By |2016-08-25T18:02:30+00:00August 25th, 2016|Life|

I brushed a plastic dinosaur’s teeth last night—with an electric toothbrush. I woke up to Captain America heroically leaping into my REM cycle at 5:17am. I've braided Barbie’s hair, patched up skinned knees, wiped a few tears, sorted through some laundry with an unfortunate case of SKD (shredded Kleenex disaster), and spent twenty-five ridiculous [...]

4 08, 2016

It’s Not What You Think

By |2016-08-04T06:24:48+00:00August 4th, 2016|Books|

My summer brain has gotten a bit fried from all of the sunshine lately, so I've happily invited more listening and less blabbing into my life. I just finished the book, It's Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More Than [...]

7 07, 2016

Dear Mamas and Daddies of a Fiery Kid

By |2016-07-07T06:41:00+00:00July 7th, 2016|Motherhood|

I was the perfect mother before having kids. I remember thumbing through pregnancy and parenting books at Barnes and Noble while expecting our first baby—a girl. When stumbling across an expert piece on raising strong-willed children, I quickly placed it [...]

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