When We Feel Like Running Away (edited & reposted) #throwbackthursday

  Sometimes I feel like running away. Away from dirty dishes. Piles of laundry. Full schedules. Late nights and early mornings. Away from difficult people. From unfair expectations. From the hardest parts of my day. Yes, I sometimes wish I could escape all the not-so-fun, wearing-me-out, breaking-my-heart part of life. And I wonder, do you... Continue Reading →

If Eve Were Here

Some days I’m known as the one who messed up. Usually I place this label on myself, feeling heartbroken over harsh words I’ve spoken or insensitive actions I’ve taken. But what if my mistake is a really big one? One that people will remember? One that will go along with me into each new relationship... Continue Reading →

Joy Comes In the Morning

… Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.  Psalm 30:5b We recently celebrated the birthday of our fifth child, Trevor. Prior to Trevor’s arrival, we had been living through a season of devastating financial hardship. We felt as if we had barely made it out of a deep dark valley, leaving us... Continue Reading →

Mail.On.Mondays: Dear Jeans

Dear Jeans-that-fit-a-little-more-snug-today-than-five-weeks-ago: I will NOT allow your uncomfortable snugness to make me feel defeated.  Or to hate myself for the five-pounds I’ve put on since Thanksgiving. I will NOT throw in the towel, convinced I’m so far gone I may as well give up. I will absolutely NOT focus on my failures or run back... Continue Reading →

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