• The Person in the Pew.

    If I’ve learned one thing (among a thousand) it’s that you never know what that person in the pew is going through on Sunday morning.  It may be the person a few rows ahead or a few rows back, it…

  • Outside looking in.

    While I want so desperately for this to be a positive space all the time, life just isn’t like that. Things happen, not always good things, but they make us who we are, right?  And if you’re like me, memories…

  • The Morning After.

    I sat here this morning trying to envision what Jesus’ followers must have felt like the morning after they watched his execution.  While I cannot attest to its biblical accuracy, I can only attest to this being what I picture…

  • On the porch.

    I can’t go back and undo the mistakes I made as a mother.  I can’t unwind, redo, spend more time, hug more often, be more patient, be more present.   I so envy those of you with little ones who…

  • I Am a Woman.

    I love old hymns.  I mean a lot.  While stations like K-Love do make me happy, there is something to be said for the hymns many of us grew up with, they move me in a way that contemporary music…

  • I hope you know.

    Today…. I hope you know that whatever you’re feeling this moment is okay. I hope you know that if you’re afraid, there is someone much bigger than us who has your back. I hope you know if you’ve done something…

  • Right Side of the Bed.

    “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero As I scroll Facebook and IG, I read and feel anxiety and sadness between the lines and the laughter.  Thank God for laughter but…

  • There’s No Trophy.

    I read an article a few weeks ago called, “There’s no trophy, Ashley.”  It was powerful to me!  It was based on being a new Mom but the moral applies to all aspects of life!  I base this post on…

  • Above all things.

    Up at 2:30 this morning, I sat here looking at this blank screen like a zombie.  I have a list of things I want to write, my mind racing daily, but it’s all felt so irrelevant in the big picture…

  • Capturing history. It’s life!

    By necessity, we’re all being confined to our own home because of this worldwide pandemic called COVID-19.  Trips, large events, church, school, all being cancelled, businesses closing, local businesses crying out for help.  Just taking a wedding as a small…