My oldest is turning 13. My second born hits double digits in two weeks. My third child started kindergarten this year. And for the first time ever since becoming a mother, my baby turned four with no younger sibling on the way or having just arrived. We have entered into a new season. May marks … Continue reading Is there any way to know in the beginning that each season will be hard and good and missed?
From the ends of the earth I call to you I call as my heart grows faint lead me to the rock that is higher than I for you have been my refuge.
This is not a call to action. The zealot in me lies dormant today. This is more of an inquiry. An invitation. An investigation, maybe. --- I am imagining life as a train ride through the most beautiful and fascinating and intimate parts of this world. The train can go anywhere, take me to anyplace; … Continue reading Searching for Balance in Our Digital World (Part 1)
Chaz and I are in Texas today. We flew in last night, will be here tomorrow as well and fly home Sunday evening. We started the day with breakfast tacos and coffee, chatting and reading the paper around my mother-in-law's round table. And then my skin, my shoulders, my face called to the warmth of … Continue reading Sorting Memories
I've been thinking about the book I want to write someday. The book would begin with my childhood. An idyllic childhood. Sheltered, too religious maybe, but one I remember as peaceful and happy, full of books and family, movies and roadtrips, love and laughter. The book would describe how I was a marble during those … Continue reading From Sheltered to Shattered to Wholehearted