From my Facebook Page…. (please ignore all of the Trades of Hope stuff. I have a party I’m prepping for tonight!) and I don’t know why it only shows half of my face. Click here to see the full video!!
International Women’s Day is nearing its end, but I still want to celebrate a little bit my most favorite way: with books! Books written about girls who solved mysteries, conquered fears, and persevered through life’s hang ups formed my childhood. The characters became my friends in my inner life. From Laura Ingalls Wilder‘s adventures across the […]
This past weekend I had the chance to get away with my friends and fellow writers of the Redbud Writers Guild in Chicagoland. It was a restful time and also a worshipful time as we realigned our center with God, fellowshipped with one another, and learned more about our craft. I am excited to share with […]
While preparing for the external version of our breach son, a delivery nurse went through all the check-in procedures. While going through my medical history, I answered yes to a history of depression. She looked up from the computer into my eyes, her forehead creased with worry. I assured her I knew what depression looked […]
It’s Friday and I’m happy to be once again joining the Five Minute Friday community in writing for 5 minutes on the weekly word prompt. This week’s word: Breathe. It is one of those moments. Tragedy threatens to strike, but seems to linger. There is nothing that I can do, nothing to be done, except […]
Last week I traveled to Colorado and had the opportunity to see good friends, explore my old neighborhood, and speak at a local MOPS group. The topic was Postpartum Depression. What is it? What are the symptoms? What causes it? How can we prevent it? etc. I have been pretty candid with friends and family […]
If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen some posts lately about books I LOVE. They include Holy Listening with Breath, Body, and the Spirit by Whitney R. Simpson and Sacred Ordinary Days: Liturgical Planner. I want to share them with you, because I think they could be tools […]
Last weekend, Shutterfly offered 50% off hardcover photo-books and, since that is the only way we ever have physical copies of our pictures, I spent most of Saturday and Sunday creating a “yearbook” of 2015. (I’m obviously a little behind. Let’s not even talk about the fact that I have nothing printed from 2010-2013…) Going […]