When you feel remembered--when someone acknowledges and leans in, it is so powerful. You feel seen and heard and chosen. There's nothing more deflating than having to introduce yourself to a person for the 49th time, and they have no clue who you are. It feels empty. That's why I love to connect with people--we… Continue reading Forget Me Not
You are not enough. You read it right. That's offensive, huh? I am NOT saying you do not have worth. I am NOT saying that you do not have value. I am NOT saying you cannot do hard things. I am NOT saying you are not tough. I am NOT saying you are a failure.… Continue reading Contrary to Popular Opinion…
Let every heart prepare Him room… There was no room at the inn. There was no room at the inn for the Creator of all universes to be born into the world. There was no room at the inn for the Sustainer of life to break into our darkness in order to rescue us… Continue reading Prepare Him Room?
Do you ever have those days or weeks where there is so much in your head that is not cohesive that you have a hard time forming a sentence? Yeah, me too. Like right now, me too. I wrote about margin a month ago. I have really slimmed the things down in my life, but… Continue reading Mindless?
Many people in the course of these years of blogging in infertility or teaching in the midst have come to me or commented on how my blogs have encouraged them in the weight of their journeys. Some that I suspected might struggle, some who I had no clue were struggling... Some of you might say,… Continue reading Why I share vulnerable places…
I hate that thing in us, in me, that thinks we know better than God. The voice that says, "yeah, but I see another angle." "Just this one time I have it figured out." "I deserve better." It gets us in a whole heap of trouble. That trouble becomes the state of our heart health… Continue reading When blind hearts see
Jack turned one a few Sundays ago. My heart was full with thanks, memories, relief that that first month was not to be relived:). What a beautiful, fun-loving, joyful, strong, funny, determined little one we are blessed with. In the time of postpartum depression, I could never have imagined the beauty of his life and… Continue reading Where does my hope come from?