#SOLIDARITYSATURDAY: Surviving Social Distancing During Coronageddon

The world is spinning in light of all the shutdowns and lack of toilet paper caused by this ever-changing, quick-spreading virus. There isn't a corner of the world unaffected and this business is getting serious. It's sobering to be living this out in real time, isn't it? We got word this week that our kids' …

“HOW DO I LOOK?” and other questions I need to stop asking my husband.

I thrive on words of encouragement. It’s my top score on the 5 Love Languages test. And wouldn’t you know it? My husband scores the lowest in this category. Help.  Every time I get dressed up for a date, I make the same mistake of asking my husband “how do I look?" My desired response …

Thoughts on JOY: What it is, What it’s not and How to have it no matter what

As Christmas quickly approaches, we are on the lookout for the promised things the Advent season represents: Hope, Faith, Joy, Peace.  This past week at my church, the third week of Advent, we looked at JOY.  And I can’t get it out of my head.  I can’t stop asking the questions: What is JOY? How …

#17 I’M A BAD MOM BECAUSE I CAN’T GET A GRIP ON MY ANXIETY: LIE #736

I know I'm not the only one who feels like way. Right? My feelings + my kids feelings + my husband's feelings + everyone else's feelings all seem too much to hold all at once. Keeping the boundaries strong between these seems darn near impossible some days. Am I right? The turmoil within me begins …

#16 BEING HELD BY COMMUNITY WHEN FEARS BECOME REALITY.

"She's alive, but..." These words stole my breathe and everything began to move in slow motion as my sister proceeded to tell me our mom had been rushed to the ER after being found passed out in her home by a friend. All we knew at that moment was they think she had suffered a stroke. We didn't know if she would live or die. We didn't know IF she survived whether she'd ever be able to walk or talk again. One of our worst nightmares was unfolding right before our eyes and there was nothing we could do to stop it. Has this ever happened to you? Have you gotten the text or phone call you never thought you'd get?