anchors in the storm

Throughout this entire stormy life-season, my heart's desire has been that this trial wouldn't be wasted. By that, I meant that I wanted to suffer well and for people to see God and His faithfulness in the midst of it. I am so thankful that He has already given me two opportunities to peripherally enter... Continue Reading →

missing micah

I think about him every day, the boy we called our son for a mere week. Without effort, I can recall his sweet coos, the color and smell of his skin, the sound of his cry. (Thankfully that memory no longer wakes me in the night.) Every day, my mind drifts to his long, scrawny... Continue Reading →

daily essentials

I want to let you in on a secret. Some words don’t mean what you think they do. Case in point: I love efficiency, especially in systems, regardless of the context. My classroom was a well-oiled machine by week two, because streamlining processes and procedures allowed it to be. (I had exemplary students, including many... Continue Reading →

word of the year

Without realizing it, I’ve created a few traditions for the start of a new year. Before the calendar turns to January 1, I like to have in place the following things: -a word of the year -a reading list -a plan for gift-giving Each year, about mid-December, my mind settles into a rhythm of reflection.... Continue Reading →

2019 reading list

Happy New Year to you! I hope your holiday season was full of love and laughter! As I stuff our tree back into its box and carefully wrap each precious ornament, my mind turns to the new year and what I hope to accomplish in it. For the past six or seven years, I've set... Continue Reading →

a g a p e

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you're enjoying a lovely day with your family and friends! Currently, I'm reading In His Image (Jen Wilkin) with a group of ladies. This book feels like a follow-up to None Like Him, and it is wonderfully painful in the way it convicts me about my inconsistency in imaging God rightly. One... Continue Reading →

hello + welcome

Welcome to my small piece of the internet! For years, I pondered the idea of starting a blog, mostly for the purpose of jotting my thoughts in a place I could revisit them. But in the back of my mind, I always wondered, Would anyone really want to read that? But in August of 2018, I learned that... Continue Reading →

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