Righteous Anger

I’ve been really angry this week. I mean, to the point where I needed to physically destroy something. Thankfully, my husband and I own a fixer upper that needs plenty of demolition. So on Monday, I dropped the kids off at school and headed straight to Davidson with my hammer and crowbar. Yes, I said […]

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Lessons from Lucy: Part II

My parents split up when I was in my early twenties, it was without a doubt the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to go through. It’s something that I still grieve at times, mostly around holidays or momentous occasions. Don’t get me wrong, God has done a good work in my family, even though […]

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Chicken Soup

Did you know that lemon juice is the secret to good chicken soup? Or that leftover roasted chicken adds a deeper chicken flavor than if it is simply boiled? It also doesn’t hurt to sautéed the vegetables before they are added to the broth, and don’t be afraid to let them brown. I love making […]

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We weren’t meant to do this life alone

So…I’m a high “S” on the DISC assessment, with a flare for “C” when I’m in my safe environment with my safe people. (Not good news for Lucy and Abby when it comes to keeping their rooms and the rest of the house straight – sorry girls!) As an “S” I value my relationships above […]

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Stop waiting to feel prepared…just trust Him

I like to feel ready, prepared, equipped, and confident in my abilities before I dive into something new. I know why I do this, and I don’t like it. It’s my pride, and fear that I won’t be “good enough.” Case in point: I have a strong desire to learn how to play the guitar. […]

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The gift of caring for others

The question I receive most often about my work is a complicated one: “How do you listen to all of those problems and not let it affect you personally? I just couldn’t do it!” It’s a good and fair question. One I don’t enter into lightly, because what the person is really asking is this: […]

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Say Something

Sometimes I don’t know what to say, or how to say it. Sometimes I bite my tongue when I should speak my mind. Sometimes I am quick to comment when I should just listen. “Sometimes I just can’t help myself, and I get caught up in the middle of it.” There are always motives behind […]

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We have to continue his dream

I am a white female. Born into a middle class family. I’ve never been told where I could or could not attend school, I’ve never been forced to move to the back of a public bus, and I certainly have not been maliciously beaten because of the color of my skin. Still, why does my […]

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I want to disappear like Enoch

I didn’t grow up reading the Bible, never participated in any memorization competitions in youth group, in fact, I really didn’t find my church “home” until I was 16. Needless to say, there are still times when I hear or read biblical truths and my mind is completely blown. Saturday afternoon was one of those […]

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Success vs. Fruitfulness

If you’ve read my blog before, you know how I feel about Henri Nouwen. Next to Jesus and my grandmother, he is the person I most want to hang out with when I get to Heaven. The guy gave up a highly visible, successful career to go live among the poorest of poor, the neglected, […]

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