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What do you want to be when you grow up?

As soon as your child hits a certain age, they are constantly bombarded with the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I am guilty of asking kids this question. Generally we expect the answer to this question to fall in line with a familiar career path. Why is this? We were…

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The Life We Never Expected Review

Imagine attending a beautiful dinner party with a group of friends. Your host appears with gifts for each of you. They’re small tennis ball shaped orbs wrapped delicately with a bow on top. As each of your friends opens their gift, they light up in delight at a delicious chocolate orange. Twenty perfectly segmented slices…

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Broken, Yet Free. Working on Being Unashamed


Over the past five years, my husband and I have been on a journey of healing from brokenness. It’s amazing how you can accept the forgiveness of God, and yet remain ashamed of who you were. I guess that’s not really accepting forgiveness then is it? Believing that God’s grace is sufficient means clothing yourself…

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Planning with Heaven in Mind

planning with heaven in mind

I have had the unfortunate opportunity to lose two family members suddenly (my father and sister). Twice I’ve had to go to the same funeral home and sit in that same horrible room (which is actually very nicely appointed) and make decisions that I am not prepared to make. While dealing with the shock of unexpected…

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The Challenge of Perfection in Parenting

Perfection is an interesting concept. It’s something most Americans strive for, or at least dream about: perfect job, perfect marriage, perfect kids, and perfect life. When reality hits, and your job/marriage/kids/life turns out less than perfect, what do you do? Before I get too far, I always like to start with a definition. Webster’s 1828…

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