A monastic approach to motherhood

By |2018-03-02T16:38:48-06:00January 20th, 2015|

I’m excited to welcome Micha Boyett, author of Found: A Story of Questions, Grace and Everyday Prayer, to the blog today and tomorrow for a little interview. First, my short review of Found: Being a [...]

Words every kid needs to hear

By |2018-03-02T16:40:32-06:00March 7th, 2014|

My son, my youngest child, turned 18 yesterday. By some definitions, an adult. A letter from the Selective Service showed up in today’s mail. (Gulp). I will always be his mother, and he will continue [...]

Making faith their own

By |2018-03-02T16:41:28-06:00March 7th, 2013|

I had the privilege of teaching today at our church's Moms of Teens class. We talked about how kids transition from the beliefs they're given as children to forming their own personal convictions. The news [...]

Listen to the beauty

By |2018-03-02T16:42:01-06:00February 8th, 2013|

So to celebrate a rather significant birthday, I took a trip to California. I had fun, I worked, and I took some time to pay attention. I visited relatives, including my cousins new baby twins [...]

Protective parenting

By |2018-03-02T16:43:00-06:00December 15th, 2012|

The events in Connecticut (and also Oregon) this week have left me stunned. Not only by the intial acts of violence, but by the fierce debates over gun laws etc. on blogs and social media. [...]

The empty nest

By |2012-10-04T22:26:42-05:00October 4th, 2012|

This couch feels vast tonight. Alone, I cannot fill it. I sit, laptop on well, my lap. How many times did I sit on this generous couch, a tweed the color of coffee with cream, [...]

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