Life can be so... loud. Outwardly there is the every day hustle and bustle, the never ending to-do lists, the screaming kids, the opinions of others. While inwardly there is the angst and fear, doubt and gloom, anger and annoyances. There is turmoil and chaos all around us as well as inside of us. I … Continue reading Quiet places
2.5 years ago my husband and I moved into a 1 bedroom apartment, and about 1.5 years ago we brought our daughter back to that same apartment where we've all three lived since. But now we are thrilled to be moving into our own house in just a week! Before making a list of all … Continue reading What this little apartment taught me
Here I am again, a few years later, sharing my pregnancy story. Once again it is all still so very fresh and tender. Once again my hope is that those who share similar experiences would not feel so alone. I hope I am one more person taking a step to open up this conversation many … Continue reading Losing someone you never knew
I think it is pretty safe to say that (simply put), love matters. When we read the Bible we see that love matters so much to God. Actually, it matters the very most. It is grouped together with faith and hope as being something that remains after all things. Yet it is set apart as being … Continue reading Love > all things
As is fitting with the last few months in particular (not that this is a new thing), I've continued to wrestle through the concepts of equality, oppression, values, and rights. I've thought as a politician, a philosopher, an anthropologist, an American citizen, and as a human being a part of one big world. I naturally … Continue reading A fight for rights.
When I was younger a sort of fearlessness marked my life. At least I would have liked to have thought of myself as a “dare-devil.” The potential for skinned knees never kept me from roller blading or skate boarding (no I was not an Avril Lavigne wanna-be… okay, so maybe I was), the possibility of … Continue reading Part 3: when we are given a gift we are afraid to lose
1. Stop comparing: The reality is, the scales will never be perfectly "even." It is impossible. A marriage is sharing the same load but often carrying different things. It takes time to figure out your different roles and responsibilities; but if your goal is to for everything to be "even" you will end up exhausted, … Continue reading 2 years, 13 lessons