• Those Darn Daffodils.

    So I want to tell you about something that happened a while back.  As I type it, it seems silly today, but at the time it was a big deal for me. My sweetheart and I have a crazy story,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Homage to a Farmer

    This past week, our church and our little community lost a farmer.  Not just any farmer, one whose impact will never leave this planet.  It all happened on Saturday night when he danced his way into heaven.  All who knew…

  • Mornings can suck.

    I don’t know what it is, surely someone can relate.  It doesn’t matter if yesterday was grand, I still have mornings that the quiet kind of envelopes me like a dark cloud and I struggle.  This morning is one of…

  • Lessons Learned: Finding Your People.

    Whew… this has emotionally been a long time coming!  But today, I’m so excited to share the first in a series of short videos called “Lessons Learned.”  These short videos are all based on real life experiences from the school…

  • What if today’s trials…

    As most of you know, Facebook reminds us daily of memories.  They pop up what happened to us on this day X years ago and sometimes they come at the best possible time, sometimes the worst.  Sometimes, as I get…

  • I told her to get out!

    This little two minute moment from the heart is, well, imperfect in every way including my day old makeup, my look of exhaustion (and the fact it’s vertical and not horizontal is driving me crazy)!  But you know, this place…