Category Archives: Reflections

Mom Report Card

Mom Report Card

Several months ago, I saw another blogger share her “best practices” as a mom. She started with this introduction: “Yes, in a world full of Mom Guilt, and Constant Realization of How Far I’m Missing the Mark, there are actually SOME things that I do really really well. Some of these things come very natural… Continue Reading

Trusting God With Our Stories

Trusting God With Our Stories

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of hearing a woman named Lauren deliver the sermon at church. (Let’s just take a moment to celebrate the fact that women are finally making it out of the pews and into the pulpit. #abouttime) During the message, Lauren told her story of discovering that she was… Continue Reading

Lately // June 2018

Lately // June 2018

I think that June might have been my fastest-flying month (so far) of 2018! After years as a student and then teacher, I’ve always equated summer with a slower pace. Now, without a school calendar dictating my schedule, summertime doesn’t look all that different from the rest of the year—something I tend to forget, until… Continue Reading

Father’s Day Musings: What a storm, a big fish, and a stubborn prophet can teach us about fatherhood.

Father’s Day Musings: What a storm, a big fish, and a stubborn prophet can teach us about fatherhood.

The Bible offers many names and descriptors for God, but one of my favorites is Heavenly Father. I realize that this moniker might not be appealing to everyone, particularly those whose earthly fathers were absent, abusive, or lacking in some significant way. Thankfully, my own dad was none of those things. In fact, in both… Continue Reading

Lately // May 2018

Lately // May 2018

This month was fairly low-key for me. And after a whirlwind winter and early spring, the slower pace was a welcome change. Many of our regular activities are on hiatus for the summer, so Charleston and I have been spending more time playing at home and working on projects around the house. I know many… Continue Reading