When You Want to Give Up

I just can’t do it today. One year ago, you couldn’t get out of bed. I am so tired of being tired. One year ago, noises drove you from stores. Everything hurts. One year ago you could barely walk. I can’t tolerate anyone or anything right now. One year ago your siblings feared you. IContinue reading “When You Want to Give Up”

Let Go of Doing it All: Part 3

There is no easy formula to letting go of doing it all. I wish I could tell you to do A+B=C and your stress would disappear! The process of “Letting Go” is different for each person reading these words. My hope is that my story will help you reflect on yours and what changes youContinue reading “Let Go of Doing it All: Part 3”

Inconceivable

“Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 1:20 The movie “The Princess Bride” is one of those timeless classics with phrases that make me think of the movie every time I hear it.  Each time WallaceContinue reading “Inconceivable”

Lessons in the Valley: Getting to the Other Side

This valley has its continuous lessons and different perspectives.  A few days prior to the end of the school year, I found myself seated at a position I had only ever viewed from the opposite end of the table.  As the previous school year closed, decisions needed to be made for the upcoming school year. DespiteContinue reading “Lessons in the Valley: Getting to the Other Side”

Heart Connection

The ages of my kids currently are 13, 11, 6, and 4.  When people hear that, their eyes grow wide with amazement and seemingly empathize with my current state of exhaustion.  While dealing with 13-year-old drama and new levels of emotions, my 6-year-old is exerting new independence with each negotiation to my basic demands.  EachContinue reading “Heart Connection”

I Don’t Pretend to Know Everything…

Truly, I don’t.  In the grand scope of the world, I know very little.  I know enough to help my middle school daughters with homework, yet I still find myself taking a refresher course on Google to figure out how to find y in terms of x.  However, I consider myself a lifelong student studyingContinue reading “I Don’t Pretend to Know Everything…”

A Long Way Off

The parable of the lost son is one that I have known my whole life.  Growing up in church, it was a part of the children’s curriculum each year.  I have read it repeatedly throughout the years and have seen multiple versions played out.  Even Veggie Tales has their own take on the prodigal.  TooContinue reading “A Long Way Off”