The Welcome Spaces of My Life

“Oh Lord Jesus.” I rubbed my forehead as the words came out. How many times have I raised my voice today? How often do I have to correct them before they finally get it? Sometimes the best I can do is saying those three words. Sometimes prayer doesn’t come naturally, and all I really wantContinue reading “The Welcome Spaces of My Life”

From Here

I can almost hear the collective sigh of “We made it out alive” as we all finally shut the door to 2017. Maybe it was a great year, maybe it sucked. From here, I’m glad I came out in one piece. My word for 2017 was “satisfied”. I wanted to live content with what IContinue reading “From Here”

From the Sidelines

This morning I sat down to eat my second Lunchable of the week after hearing the healthy heartbeat of our baby girl. Our baby girl. I don’t know if that’s going to get old anytime soon. But yeah, you read that right. I’m eating Lunchables, because somehow I’ve found myself at 36 weeks pregnant andContinue reading “From the Sidelines”

A Worshipful Life

“Look at this!” “Uh huh, cool.” “Mom. Mooooom! You didn’t see!” I look up, because he’s right, I didn’t see. I was just saying something to appease him for a moment while I finished reading an article. My thumb has frozen over the screen, and I put it to the side so I can reallyContinue reading “A Worshipful Life”

The Legacy We Leave

I remember only a few parts of my first day of kindergarten. I remember walking to the bus stop with my brothers. We sat down, my brothers sitting close to their friends, and me sitting quietly next to someone I didn’t know. And that’s it. That was 20 years ago. Tomorrow I get to walkContinue reading “The Legacy We Leave”

Prune, Restore & Improve

Frequently, when I seem to be in a rut, I ask others for prayer. In anxiety, stress, frustration, fear, I often seek others for their prayers before I ever force my knees to the earth. A couple of weeks ago I was challenged to change my ways. Rather than seeking out the faith of others,Continue reading “Prune, Restore & Improve”

Grow, Build, & Work

From him (Christ) the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:16, emphasis added Last week, I tested my parenting and bravery by waving goodbye to my husband as he ventured off with a bunch of middle schoolContinue reading “Grow, Build, & Work”