23 July

The Trouble with Rest

The Trouble with Rest

Earlier this summer, my husband taught a series on the Sabbath. The title was Blessed and Set Apart. At first, I wasn’t thrilled with the series title. It felt a little old school to me. I laugh as I type. Little did I realize that was God’s description of the Sabbath. The one day that […]

16 July

Don’t Take the Bait

Don’t Take the Bait

I’m not exactly the outdoors type. I love sitting by a pool. I love the sound of water. But I’m not up for bug bites and camping excursions. My nature-loving daughter has had to make up for the fact that her parents deprived her of many of these experiences growing up. What can I say? […]

9 July

All I do is bow down

All I do is bow down

I am a doer. I am not the one who sits by passively. I believe there’s usually an answer… a way. As my kids have gotten older, it has become more and more apparent in their friend groups that they, too, are doers. While some of their friends resign themselves to the first “no” they […]

2 July

Just Show Up

Just Show Up

Zero motivation. Tired. Grumpy. That was how I walked into my exercise class the other day. It’s utterly ridiculous that we spend money to have someone make us work out. Think about it. Let me pay money to have someone tell me to do something that feels unpleasant. Oh, the first world problems we live […]

25 June

Back to Blogging

Back to Blogging

My first blog post was July 13, 2013. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been at this for almost eight years. Early on, I decided I’d take the month of December off and in 2017, we took a two-month sabbatical… and so did my blog. With those two exceptions, I have kept at it. Through […]

16 April

Choppy Waters

Choppy Waters

I must say, it’s been a little rough lately. My consistent blogging has been a bit inconsistent and a website snafu will lead to a little but much needed makeover. I think my blog will continue to go out, but if I go dark for a week or two later this summer, just know my […]

19 March

Light

Light

“This little light of mine…” If you grew up in church, you can probably finish the lyric. If you missed the songs in children’s church, don’t worry. “Big church” also talked a lot about the light chasing out the darkness. It’s with very good and sound biblical reason that we talk about light in the […]

12 March

The Long Game

The Long Game

In the world of patience, I’m not really sure where I stand. In some ways, I can be pretty patient. When Chris and I occasionally play a game of ping-pong, the only chance I have to win against Chris’s ambidextrous spin-moves and spikes is to be steady and patient and wait for him to make […]

26 February

20/21 Vision

20/21 Vision

Apparently, I’m on a roll with the five senses: Last week I was talking about smelling and today I find myself focused on seeing! This past week, Memphis had more snow than it has seen in decades. You would’ve thought we brought the snow with us from Cleveland as we hit eight and nine inches […]

19 February

Smelling what’s important

Smelling what’s important

So, this has been a season of strange things. The fact that we all walk into stores these days looking like we’re under cover (or about to commit a crime) and don’t think twice about it… is strange. Well, this blog might just get added into the “strange” category – or “gross” – but two […]