Category Archives: Reflections

Sharing From Our Scars

Sharing From Our Scars

A few months ago I read Jamie Ivey’s memoir, If You Only Knew.* In her book, Jamie candidly shares her testimony in all of its messiness. After disclosing the deepest, darkest secrets from her past, Jamie gives God full glory for redeeming her story. Because of Christ, she came to realize that her past wasn’t something to… Continue Reading

Motherhood, Unexpected

Motherhood, Unexpected

I always wanted to be a mom. Sure, there were other ambitions along the way—some highly imaginative (like my dreams of becoming a professional tightrope walker or Broadway performer), others more realistic and eventually attained (earning my teaching credential, going skydiving, living outside of California). But Wife and Mom were the two titles I wanted… Continue Reading

Lately // April 2018

Lately // April 2018

If you were to look back through my archives, you’d notice that many of my Lately recaps begin with some form of rhapsodizing about how quickly the month has gone, how fast time has flown. I’ll spare you that commentary this month, because this April has not flown by; it has draaaaaggggged. I’m not sure why that… Continue Reading

Opportunities for Grace

Opportunities for Grace

The silence should have tipped me off to the fact that something was amiss. Every parent knows that a mysteriously quiet child is sleeping, sick, or up to no good. But to be honest, I was too exhausted to notice or care. Charleston and I were less than thirty minutes into our morning, and already… Continue Reading

Lately // March 2018

Lately // March 2018

They say that March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb. I’ll never forget the fist time I heard that expression: I was in my first semester of student student teaching, and my master teacher asked me to die cut some lions and lambs for our March bulletin board. I was… Continue Reading