Take Time to Listen

A few weeks ago, at the hilt of the family crisis we’ve been dealing with, I found myself being super irritated, judgey, and impatient in my heart about the clerk at Walmart. I was in a huge rush, trying to pick up some things to help my mom, as well as dinner to take to her at the rehabilitation hospital … Read More

When God’s Time Table Is Different Than Yours

I remember how upset I felt on May 18th four years ago. My husband and I were silently grieving our way through failed fertility treatments. No one knew but us and maybe one or two close friends. Not even our families. We were doing our best to put on smiles to celebrate  a family graduation, but inside, our hearts were … Read More

How Big Are Your Mountains Really?

The other day, I was sitting with my husband on the welcome center porch at the University where he teaches.   The sun was setting behind the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  And God was wooing me.  He knows that my love languages are cows, rainbows, and sunsets.  And there He was, whispering lovely truths into the ears of my heart.  The … Read More

Down to Your Last Leg

Last week, I was at the beach.  This doesn’t happen often.  The last time I was there was four years ago.  Usually, if I plan a trip, I want one full of sites, foods, and geographical locations that are new to me.  But every now and then, I just require a trip to the beach.  I love to be busy … Read More

A New Way Out

Last Thursday was the 4th of July.  This wasn’t just any 4th of July.  This was a day to check off a pretty big item from the bucket list.  And that was to spend Independence Day in the Capital of the United States, Washington D.C. while seeing the fireworks and listening to the music from the National Mall.  Since we … Read More