What’s In a Name?

"Mommy, are you actually even able to have girls?" says my daughter that yes I actually did carry and bear after she found out we were having another boy.  This time around was different though. Last year, I remember feeling actual sadness and fear at the thought of having another boy and letting my daughter's dreams of [...]

A Miracle 2:00 am Phone Call

Sadness welled up in me on Sunday.  Tears come unexpectedly these days and I am usually unprepared and, of course, in public places. We were singing one of my favorite songs in church "In Christ Alone."  I was praising God, doing fine, and then this line came: From life's first cry to final death... In [...]

A Cureall to the Blues

For some reason I have been whiny lately.  I apologize if you have had to listen to me in any way shape or form.  Its easy to get down, tired, overwhelmed, stressed...tired (did I say tired?).  But its always something isn't it?  Always something. I've noticed that for some reason when someone asks me "how was your [...]

Doubting Decisions

I quit my job and I love it.  I have never felt such peace in my entire life.  But since I have stopped working people keep asking me the same question: "Are you writing another book then?"  A sane, calm, rational person says, "Thanks for asking, but no.  I am taking some time off with [...]

Living In Fear

So I cut my hair, quit my job...I'm turning over a new leaf.   This also means a new season for my writing.  Up until now I have tried to decide on "topics."  You know, covering this that and the other thing.  But now, I am putting pen to paper with the uncut version of me. [...]