Let’s BE the spirit of Christmas

“I’m so behind” The words that pierce like shots fired into weary hearts at Christmastime. Hearts already feeling worn, well before the calendar’s page turned to December. The hustle and bustle of this season can be so easy to get caught up in. The seemingly never...

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When Joy and Pain Coexist

Despite the smile I often wear on my face, a heaviness surrounds my soul these last few months, unlike anything I’ve ever felt before. It’s weight sits on my shoulders and smothers my chest, threatening to grip my lungs so tightly it may steal my breath.  I...

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Vision through the Desert

When you’ve spent a lot of years wandering in the desert, it can be hard to maintain a vision for your promised land. You may have even wandered so long that you’ve begun to IDENTIFY with the desert.  Maybe this means reflexively telling yourself the trials of...

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Dear Unlikely Homeschooling Mom

A letter to all the moms like myself, who never expected to be homeschooling their kids .... Dear new homeschooling mom,⁣ I imagine you're likely feeling frazzled, as though you’re being pulled in way too many directions, and you may be super overwhelmed right now.⁣...

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To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow

There’s just something about Emma’s garden... always reminding us of the promise of new growth and renewal 🙌🏻 We planted it in March this year, not long after Emma’s hospitalization. We saw it as not only a metaphor, but a visual reminder that there is always...

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