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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


Farewell & Salutations

Today is my birthday. It is interesting we mark and memorize the day we came into the world. While birthdays are often a a day structured around celebration, I have found them a day to reflect on all the ways your existence has made ripples. How your entrance and inevitable departure is filled with pieces… Continue reading Farewell & Salutations

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