The Harvest Moon

This poem came from an evening spent underneath the stars with my two oldest children, as we waited for the appearance of the Harvest Moon. We started learning about the Harvest Moon at the end of September and the kids asked if they could stay up to see the Harvest Moon in its full moon […]

The Vacation Portal

We all know that social media is partly an illusion.  Posts do not reveal a whole person and pictures are not the complete picture. And yet even as we know that, when we look into the digital windows of people’s lives, do we not sometimes imagine things must be so good or easy for them?  […]

How I Quit Drinking (5 Simple Strategies)

Ever since I shared my story of my Breakup with Alcohol, I have had many people reach out to me.  I cannot tell you how many similar stories have been shared with me, and how much it means to me that people would trust me with that information.  There are so many of us out […]

You Brought Me Home

My testimony, in a poem, inspired by the book of Hosea. Written (by me) in 2008   You Brought Me Home In Chains there I was Surrounded by cold and emptiness sharp pains of hunger carrying a world of heaviness It was the place that for so long I had known It just seemed easier […]

The Relief of Aging

I go to bed between 8:30-9:30, most nights.  Just ask my husband.  I had a girl’s night with my sorority sisters last week and the next night I went to bed at 7pm!  I just can’t hang like I used to. This hasn’t always been the case – this is a recent development. Another recent […]

“I Don’t Know How You Do It”

“I don’t know how you do it!” This is probably the most frequent comment I’ve received since having a third child.  And I get it because it is probably the comment I make most frequently to anyone I know who has more than three ;). Life with three kids feels like a circus most the […]

The Only Silver Lining

The other night I was sitting on top of an Avengers comforter with tears streaming down my face as my three year old son wept in my arms.  I felt like my heart had been ripped out of my chest.  I knew he was grieving deeply in his tiny little heart.  From his limited toddler […]