Category Archives: Relationship with God

So. There’s This Thing Called Hope

Over the last week anger, division, and hate have fueled the newsfeeds. As millions feel the sun has slipped below the horizon covering their lives with darkness, millions of others see a sunrise bringing light to their shadows. And I … Continue reading

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When Christmas Sees Us

One after the other. Page after page. I read their answers to my question. It was a simple question. Who really sees you? Their answers? Nobody really sees me. I don’t have any true friends that would come to my … Continue reading

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Whispers and the Still, Small Voice

I know I’ve been quiet lately—here in this space. There’s no singular reason, but rather it’s been the spinning plates or the different hats or whatever metaphor you want to give to the busy-ness of a teacher-mom running fast. While … Continue reading

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Notes to Self as I Turn Forty

I turned 40 yesterday. I’ll be honest. I’m not sure how I feel about this giant leap into middle age. But I know how I’d like to feel. I’d like to be great with aging. I’d like to believe it only gets … Continue reading

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When Christmas Fails Our Expectations

My first hint of danger? I found the idea on Pinterest. I’m rarely a get-crafty-with-the-kids momma. But sometimes I see something that looks easy—simple—and I think, Well, why not? With that innocent thought, I found myself late Saturday afternoon standing … Continue reading

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When God Feels Far Away

After the birth of each of my children, my husband and I experienced a time of disconnect. There were a thousand reasons why, beginning with ten sweet fingers and ten delicious toes. Don’t get me wrong, it was a season of … Continue reading

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When You Feel the Need to Impress

My hand-eye coordination is about the worst thing you can witness minus the acting abilities of Keanu Reeves in Much Ado About Nothing. Sorry. But Shakespeare and Keanu? Just no. But seriously. I have zero coordination. The fact I played … Continue reading

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Learning to Cast

Anxiety. Worry. Stress. I know these words. I pack them everywhere I go. Sometimes I take them out, shine them up for all to see. Anxiety and I are close—tight, bonded. Friends even? She wakes up with me and speaks … Continue reading

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Don’t You Know You Belong to Each Other?

The class laughed. They laughed at him. Not an I’m-laughing-with-you-laugh, but a you’re-an-idiot-and-no-one-likes-you laugh. His mouth turned down. His eyes stared at the ground. His shoulders sagged under the weight of ridicule. His heart pieces fell to the floor. My … Continue reading

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Because Our Echoes and Voices Matter

Have you ever stood at the edge of a cliff and shouted just to hear the echo reverb, bouncing back to your ears? My childhood best friend, knower of my teenage heart, and I share a memory of echoes. There … Continue reading

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