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November 29, 2023

Meandering Thoughts on a Child Leaving Home

The sun shining on this uncharacteristically warm fall almost winter day, I walked kicking the last of spring and...

February 28, 2023

20 Things I've Learned Parenting Teens

We are now nine years into what will be our fourteen year teen parenting journey and I have learned so much! Mainly how...

February 21, 2020

Mamas, Keep on Keeping On

Standing with fellow Sunday School kids adorned in ’80’s culottes, I recited The Lord’s Prayer with the gusto only...

January 5, 2018


Sitting in church last week, still shaking from the record cold temperatures outside, snow melting in small, dirty...

May 4, 2017

Love Undeserved

One of my favorite things in our home is a gift John recently gave me. It’s not particularly sentimental, but it...

February 26, 2017

Embracing the Present with the Future in Mind

Today finds me drinking my over important coffee in my favorite chair, feeling a dull ache as I think about the...

February 7, 2017

The Days are Long and the Years are Short/Things I Have Learned Along the Way

Next month we will have a driver. I can’t even believe that I just typed that. If someone said that Josiah would be...

October 5, 2016

When Our Eyes are Closed to Grace

Head pounding and thoughts racing, I would lay on my pillow at night rehearsing all of the day’s events. The thoughts...

September 23, 2016

My Ways Your Ways

Having entered the Preteen/Teenage Years with three of our four children, I have been dismayed to find how much...

August 31, 2016

To My Beautiful Daughter

To My Beautiful Daughter,