A Pep Talk for Your Bad Week

He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and … Continue reading A Pep Talk for Your Bad Week

Rooted Mondays: In His Wake

I started reading the Psalms when I began studying 1 Samuel. It seemed fitting, to read David’s story while also reading his laments and praises to God from his perspective. This morning I woke up wrought with frustration. My two oldest boys were in the other room yelling loudly while playing with their Legos, and my youngest was sweetly saying, “Mama?” from his crib. I … Continue reading Rooted Mondays: In His Wake

Life After Babies

I am a total sucker for the “On This Day” feature on Facebook. Each day, it shows you what happened on the same day in years past. It’s fun to read old blog posts, cringe at terrible status updates about my “difficult” teenage years, and of course, seeing photos of my boys as babies. It’s true everyone: it goes faster than you think. Basically, I’m … Continue reading Life After Babies

Four Pregnancies, Three Kids & Joy Complete

“You have three kids?” I get this a lot, for a lot of different reasons. It comes less often as I get older, but it slips out of people’s mouthes more often than you’d think. Yup! Three incredible boys that I would die for. Four years ago, we took a punch to the gut. Instead of excitedly announcing to our friends and family that I … Continue reading Four Pregnancies, Three Kids & Joy Complete