Motherhood · parenthood · Relationships

Truth and Grace

On a normal school morning, in the middle of getting ready for school before Thanksgiving break, Miss M asked me a question. One that felt heavy and weighed down time:  "Mom? Do you keep the Elf on the Shelf in your closet until tomorrow night? And then its just you and Match moving it at… Continue reading Truth and Grace

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Modern Family · Motherhood · parenthood · Relationships

Daily Prayers and Miracle Lessons

Toxic. That descriptive term about relationships was not around when I was growing up.  It has always been in the world. I just never realized that was a word for it. Nor had I imagined that so many of us experience the duality between relationships that fill you up and ones that deplete you. I… Continue reading Daily Prayers and Miracle Lessons

Motherhood · parenthood

Bones and Red Dots

I worry about a lot of things. I worry more as a mother. It makes you exist in the world differently. My heart breaks for the genocide in Myanmar, the never ending attacks in Syria, the famine in Yemen, the United State decision to separate children at the border. It aches for the word I… Continue reading Bones and Red Dots