Pride is a (Not So) Funny Thing

True story: Today, my son brought home a toothbrush and toothpaste from preschool, courtesy of a local dentist who donated his time to come talk to the students about proper oral hygiene. I asked my son what the dentist told them, to which he replied, “He said, ‘I want you to brush your teeth for … Continue reading Pride is a (Not So) Funny Thing

When Valentine’s Day is the Worst

Yesterday I walked around the grocery store fighting back tears as I put things in my cart that would go into meals and care packages for friends facing the unimaginable. I prayed for many people that Valentine's day would go by swiftly and the 15th would be a welcome relief. Let's face it, any holiday … Continue reading When Valentine’s Day is the Worst

Book Review: Afraid Of All The Things, by Scarlet Hiltibidal

Synopsis (From Lifeway.com) What does the gospel say about your fears? What does it say about the irrational ones, like sinkholes in the Target parking lot? How does it speak to the rational ones, like pet scan predictions? And does the gospel have a word for the fears you feel you'll have for life, like … Continue reading Book Review: Afraid Of All The Things, by Scarlet Hiltibidal

Five Christian Organizations That Are Worth Your Investment

Everyone talks about serving and giving and praying, but have you ever felt like you aren't sure where to begin? With so much need and so many organizations addressing those needs, it can seem daunting. Below I am sharing about five different Christian organizations that I believe are well worth your investment. And by "investment", … Continue reading Five Christian Organizations That Are Worth Your Investment

A Roundup of Articles Regarding New York State’s New Abortion Law (and what is on the horizon in VA and VT)

As I scrolled through social media yesterday, it became clear that something significant and newsworthy was happening in New York that had captured the public's attention. New York's governor signed a bill ensuring access to abortion in the state of New York should Roe v Wade be overturned. He then had the World Trade Center … Continue reading A Roundup of Articles Regarding New York State’s New Abortion Law (and what is on the horizon in VA and VT)

Meeting Everyday Needs: When Serving “Small” is Actually Serving Big

I rounded the corner and drove up the long driveway shared with two other duplexes. I pulled into my parking spot, the one next to me empty as usual. My headlights shone on trash and recycling cans, prompting me to make a mental note that they needed to be dragged to the end of the … Continue reading Meeting Everyday Needs: When Serving “Small” is Actually Serving Big

New Year, Same God: Making Resolutions that Stick

Greetings from the time vortex that is the week between Christmas and New Year! Two days ago, I was talking with my boss and he said, “Have a great weekend, we will talk on Monday,” and I thought, “Wow, he’s confused. It’s only Thursday.” It wasn’t. It was Friday. At 4:50pm. My brain no longer … Continue reading New Year, Same God: Making Resolutions that Stick