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
At dinner the other night, my youngest said "Grown-ups know everything." Then, the seven year old chimed with..."No way, they only know about some things." I laughed to myself, and I remembered having that unbridled confidence in grown-ups. I think of all the adults I grew up around and that I considered any age of… Continue reading Clueless
It all started with a closet project. Little did I know that it would turn into so much more. Our home has more than ample storage, but the problem is we have dumped stuff there. The stuff that is falling out of the closets and the basement means there is stuff everywhere in our… Continue reading It all started with a “little” project
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?
(These are notes from my last session this weekend...an open letter to my sisters in Christ.) The more we KNOW him, the more we understand ourselves and who He created us to be. I love to hear people’s stories. We think we know someone, but we do not understand them well until we know how… Continue reading Encouragement to my fellow women
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…
Life is hard. We forget the good at times. We forget where and how we have grown. We forget friends who were faithful along the way. We can major on our feelings of the crisis or the mundane we are in. This is the human condition. That is why God reminded the children of Israel… Continue reading Remember