12 February

Not my will

Not my will

I had an “aha” moment today during my Priority Time and I’ve decided to share it. In some ways, it feels more like a “duh” moment than an “aha” moment, but I’ll let you be the judge… As I was praying, I was thanking the Lord for a variety of things and I began to […]

5 February

Your walk matters

Your walk matters

I’m on the home stretch (well, really behind, but I’m trusting I’ll make it) of journaling through a wide-margin Bible for Mark’s college graduation. Today, I was in Ezekiel 14 and I just had to stop to share a passage that both fascinated and challenged me. I’m far from being an Ezekiel scholar, but in […]

29 January

Don’t turn your wrist

Don’t turn your wrist

I’ve never claimed to be a fashionista. I tell my kids that I actually have good taste, but that we’ve chosen to spend that money investing in them instead of my wardrobe. Twenty years later, we still haven’t tested that theory! I’m totally OK with that. If I wait long enough, the clothes in my […]

22 January

Plans

Plans

You don’t even have to be a Christian to know the famous verse from Jeremiah 29:11… “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” If you’re a Christian, you’ve probably clung to that verse at some point. I know […]

8 January

Faithful

Faithful

In June, Chris and I began preparing for our move back to Memphis. It meant selling a home and preparing for the unknown. Having had our belongings in storage for 15 of the previous 20 months, and knowing more storage was in our future, we decided to sell much of our non-essential furniture. After each […]

20 November

Oldies aren’t always goodies

Oldies aren’t always goodies

Well, it’s been a bit, my friends! The last two weeks were an absolute bust in the blog department. Some of it was my schedule, travel, and pace stuff. Some of it was “stuck” stuff. My life felt like a clogged artery. Restricted blood flow. Walking through the motions quasi-aware that I wasn’t fully present. […]

30 October

When your family doesn’t see eye to eye

When your family doesn’t see eye to eye

Last week, I talked about the idea that we need to “embrace the ‘and’” in the context of our culture. We need to learn from each other, value others’ perspectives, and be willing to consider that two seemingly different truths can be true at the same time. My perspective can have value and someone else’s […]

23 October

Embracing the “and”

Embracing the “and”

My family jokes that I’m “noise sensitive.” They may be right. I appreciate music and I’d actually benefit if I listened to more… but (as I mentioned in my post a couple of weeks ago) when it comes to noise in general, loud is not usually my friend. Unfortunately, loud has become synonymous with our […]

16 October

Two Stories

Two Stories

After more than two years of living where we didn’t know many people, we’ve been blessed to make up for lost time, catching up with friends over coffee and meals since returning to Memphis. As people have been asking how things are going, I’ve realized there are two very different stories in my mind. Story […]

9 October

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

I like to work in silence. Four white walls with no noise is my preference. The Google and Silicon Valley models of wide-open workspaces and community offices give me the shivers and amounts to unproductive in my book. I like silence so much that I’ll work in my car for hours at a time. Chris, […]