It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…(really???)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!…(well, for some people it is, for others, not so much…) Christmas comes around every year whether everything in your life is going beautifully or everything in your life is falling apart. If you’re in a hard, sad season...

I Believe Some Crazy Things

I believe some things that might sound a bit crazy. I believe that there is a God, a Creator of this universe and of me. I believe that His Son, Jesus, came down from heaven and was born to a virgin. I believe that Jesus grew up and really lived a real life and that...

For My Father, on His 70th Birthday

Dear Dad, First of all, thank you for reading my blog all these years. My pink, girlie, topics-that-have-nothing-to-do-with-your-life blog. I forget sometimes that you read it regularly, and then you write in a letter something very specific about a certain post and I...

Dear 2017

Dear 2017, I am closing the door on you because I’m weary. But before I come across as a whiny brat though, I absolutely must acknowledge that you were the backdrop for some very sweet experiences. January: My husband and I began living together full time. I released...

Holidays for the Hurting: Broken

No one wants to feel broken at Christmas. But you do. We want brokenness to stop for holidays and special events, but life just isn’t like that. So here you are. You are moving slowly. You are hurting. You feel listless, painfully aware of what’s not right in your...

Getting through the Holidays

Are you in a hard marriage? Are you separated? Are you divorced? Are you a single mom? Are you dreading holiday gatherings? Are you dreading not having plans on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve? Are you dreading not being able to do your years’-long...