Apropos of Nothing

I love spring weather, but my allergies are ridiculous this year. Even after taking my meds this morning, I walked into Spanish class with puffy red eyes, smudged eye makeup, etc. I looked like a 15-year-old girl going through her first breakup. I’m sure my classmates were tired of blessing me every time I sneezed….

Review: Box of Awesome Things

Last year, I did a few posts reviewing picture books, since I am spending a lot of time reading to preschoolers. Along those lines, I found a neat matching game that I took to school and shared with my students. A Box of Awesome Things Matching Game Matching games are pretty timeless in general. It…

A Review: Start Where You Are

I am a little bit in love with the style of this artist, Meera Lee Patel. I got a set of her notecards last week, the Start Where You Are notecard set, and I have already sent three or four of them. They are just gorgeous. A couple of these cards may never make it…

Life Update

I’m busy. Isn’t that always the excuse? I miss blogging. It used to be such a part of my daily life… writing here and reading the posts of friends and strangers. I write posts in my head sometimes, but I rarely sit down and make them appear on this screen. And, yeah, I am busy,…

Some Dreams Don’t Come True

Sometimes dreams crash and burn and you have to start over, choose a new dream, chart a new path, try not to give up and smolder alongside the ruins.

Currently: I’d Rather Sit on a Pumpkin

Current Books: I’m reading Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light after my Bible in the morning and The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson along with our leadership group. My current fiction pick is The English Major by Jim Harrison. Current Playlist: “Trust in You” by Lauren Daigle and “Happy Girl” by Martina McBride, along with…

Building Your Own House

Now, many years later, Corey is leaving youth ministry. For the first time in our marriage and our children’s lives, our world will not revolve around the schedules of a hundred teenagers. Instead, we are embarking on a new adventure in a new place, and it’s a little bit scary. But also a whole lot exciting.

Different Kinds of Free

I entered the labyrinth, asking God to help me with the fear I have been carrying everywhere, in all of my muscles, in every single bone. I prayed for freedom. My feet curved the spiral, and I was facing that wide flat field again.