A teenage driving faith

Child #5 completes Driver's Ed training this morning. I. can't. even. #deepbreaths Disbelief and trepidation wrestle atop my thoughts, and I wonder whether excitement and faith will claim a "King of the Hill" victory on this mountain of emotions. Here we go again. Another child behind the wheel. Another test of faith and trust in... Continue Reading →


2922 days…and counting

2922 days. That's how long it's been since I've seen your face or heard your voice. Eight years since I've watched you saunter into the kitchen looking for food or heard the cupboard door open in anticipation of pouring yourself a box of Honey Bunches of Oats cereal. Oh, Matt. There are, still, no words... Continue Reading →

The dark nights

"...we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;..." (2 Cor. 1:8b) Have you been there, friend? Have you been burdened excessively, beyond your strength? Has the burden been so much so that you despaired of life?  I have. More than once. A night last month was one of those... Continue Reading →

A graduate and grief

I'm a firm believer that when life overwhelms, you seek help. #ThankYouMom Life is overwhelming right now. The tsunami of grief once again rushing in. Today, my daughter graduates college. My heart bursts with pride. But grief, like drops of black food coloring squeezed into the batter of yummy, sweet goodness, tinges everything. Everything. It... Continue Reading →

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