dear friend who is up late, online, and searching for answers

There's exponentially more information online now, and experts to chat with at all hours...but I think, more than anything, we just want to know we're not alone: Someone like me has been through what I'm going through and she survived.

distraction and the discipline of presence

Distraction can be a welcome relief. But if you're anything like me, maybe it's become a problem.

good enough

  Last year. Last year, we settled into our first home, bought after many, many years of trying to fix the past. Out of the woods and into the sunshine. Last year, I said goodbye to a regular paycheck, venturing out on my own. Learning trust again. Finding unexpected blessings. Last year, we finally gave …

when love is built on countless failures

this is mystery and gift

Sometimes, when your love has endured through terrible things, you are amazed to find that you could ever bicker over something as trivial as pancakes. But suddenly, there you are irrationally irritated, both of you. And off you go to the bedroom to "discuss" in loud whispers behind closed doors, leaving the kids in buttery, …

the reluctant hostess: guest post at (in)courage

Excited to be featured on the incourage.me blog today.

dear mom who feels the darkness

May Your unfailing love be with us Lord, even as we put our hope in You. Psalm 33:22

dear mama who worries

I think every mama on this Monday morning will say a prayer. Whether she believes in God or not. Because someone has to watch them. Someone, please.

a season of uncertainty and certainty

I wrote so many thoughts over the weekend and not one of them is ready for print. Not even on the internet. I did, however, have a breakthrough last night when I realized the post I had written was the very thing I needed for something else but was definitely not the right thing to …

the healing power of daily discipline

We're all in a season of something, we might as well live it.