Faith · life · motherhood

A grown up’s lullaby

Photo by Deedee Morris We all get to that point after we’ve been doing life for some time, and giving it everything we’ve got, when we start to feel heavy, burdened, lost. Wondering how we will get the energy to take one step further on this journey we’ve been making for ourselves. Wondering where the… Continue reading A grown up’s lullaby

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Renovations of the home and heart

Our house is undergoing some much-needed renovations this Fall. The outside is receiving a paint job and the windows have been ripped out and replaced with new ones. Workers trek through the house with nail guns, Shop-Vacs, hammers, and planks of wood. Our front door remains open for most of the day, letting them come… Continue reading Renovations of the home and heart

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Inside the Painter’s house

I stand in my kitchen preparing a berry crumble for that night’s dessert. I’ve settled the boys in their beds for nap time. Outside a painter is working on the front of our house. With a small paint brush he makes strokes up and down on the brown cedar shingles, turning them a lovely shade… Continue reading Inside the Painter’s house

Faith · Kids · Mental health · motherhood · Self-Care

Dancing with butterflies

Photo by Ashley Rich on Unsplash I’ve been dancing with butterflies. Chasing them. Watching them. Befriending them. She is everywhere I go. I sit on the back deck while my boys play in the yard and a butterfly flutters her way over us. I go for a walk and she weaves in and out of… Continue reading Dancing with butterflies

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“You don’t have to wait for the End. I am, right now, Resurrection and Life.”

“How are you doing over there, Andrea?” A friend of my parents turns to me and asks. We are seated at a long table in a restaurant, surrounded by my parents and a handful of their friends. We’ve just come from a Good Friday service. I smile and respond that I’m doing well. “I’m just… Continue reading “You don’t have to wait for the End. I am, right now, Resurrection and Life.”

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A Love that says “Do it scared”

My church community experienced a tragedy this week. A young life lost – a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a friend to many. We are left with questions, pain, sorrow, heart ache. It’s hard to know what to do. How to put one foot infront of the other. How to comfort, how to… Continue reading A Love that says “Do it scared”

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When your advantage in life feels like a disadvantage

Who am I to speak of hope when I haven’t known loss? Who am I to speak of comfort when I haven’t known pain? Who am I to speak of joy when I haven’t known grief? Who am I to speak of gratitude when I haven’t been destitute? These questions seep through my thoughts as… Continue reading When your advantage in life feels like a disadvantage