Dwelling in the Land, Family Life

Reflections & Resolutions

I’m living out a little fantasy of mine today and for the next two days called Being Alone In My House. It’s so amazing. You know I still love having a full house, lots of people around my table, and the sounds of laughter and lively conversations, but this is such a nice reprieve. Robert… Read More Reflections & Resolutions

Abiding in the Vine, Walking With Christ

Life Is Scary, But He Is Sweet

Sweet. Not the eight pies I just made for tomorrow’s festivities, but God. That’s how I’ve been describing Him lately anyway. I love words, and so I’m always Googling definitions, synonyms, and even etymologies. When I searched “sweet” this is what I found… pleasant, delightful, nice, good…kind, gentle, sensitive Yes, all of those things. God… Read More Life Is Scary, But He Is Sweet

Favorite Things

Five Favorites On Friday

My seminary lectures and readings last week were all on the book of Ecclesiastes. Kind of depressing at first. “Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” (1:2) “The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor is the ear filled with hearing.” (1:8) “So I hated life, for the work which had been done under the sun… Read More Five Favorites On Friday

Missions, Serve The World

Sweetly Sent

Today is the day. I’m as nervous as I am excited, and I’d appreciate your prayers so much… For open doors to gospel conversations and faith sharing. I love the way my friend Christina put it in a text message yesterday: “Praying for unexpected opportunities and conversations with faith-filled responses.” Yes, that! Also…the forming of… Read More Sweetly Sent


The How of Eating (And a Giveaway)

On July 28, 2000 I gave birth to a beautiful little girl named Kayla. It was a scheduled c-section for several reasons, and it just happened to be Kathie Lee Gifford’s very last day on “Live With Regis and Kathie Lee.” Random, I know, but the show was playing on the TV in the surgery… Read More The How of Eating (And a Giveaway)


Wellness and His Word

6am morning run. We’d meet at the corner, start up the hill, and she’d open the conversation with, “How are you doing?” It was years ago, but I’m still so grateful for the question, and knew exactly what she was getting at. My answer often felt unsatisfying.  I wanted to report that I was better,… Read More Wellness and His Word


Very Random Things

Warning: This might be the most random post I’ve ever written. I’m wearing white jeans and sandals today…after Labor Day. Please don’t tell my dad. At least my sandals are not white, and I do have on a cardigan. (And it is in the 70’s today) At my 8:15am dentist appointment this morning, the hygienist… Read More Very Random Things