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
Social Media can serve many good purposes. Thanks to Facebook I now “know” people from High School I would probably only remember by looking through my year book. I am able to keep up with friends I have met in other counties. I can stay connected with friends and family who I rarey get to … Continue reading How much is too much?
For me personally, becoming a mom was different than "becoming" anything else. When I got married I expected to wake up the next morning and "feel" like a wife. I didn't really. Nothing felt all that different. Yet as surreal as it all was, it seems as if the moment the nurses laid Reese on … Continue reading All Mom.
Reese Avery, The other day as you laid in my arms I stared into your deep blue eyes and started to think about all they might see someday. I watched them doze off into sleep and then began to look at your little ears, nose, and hands. I thought about the capability and potential each part … Continue reading A letter to my daughter…
She is no longer a faceless, nameless, genderless, being- she is my daughter. Feeling her soft tiny hands clinch tightly around my finger, waking up to her desperate cry, hearing her heartbeat on my chest, and watching her grow right before my eyes has shown me that as much as I knew in my mind … Continue reading Reese Avery: The gift I did not desire
First, I want to preface this blog by stating that I write it from the presupposition that the Bible is completely true and it is the authority I seek to submit to. My desire is not to take a given subject and form my own opinion on it and then use the Bible in support … Continue reading “Gen(d)eralizing” sexual sins
When I think back over our year I want to... Laugh. Cry. Give thanks. All at once. December 21, 2015 was a magical day. It was honestly more than I could have dreamt up. I could go on and on about all of the" little things" I will never forget about it. But as amazing … Continue reading Year one-✔
With much contemplation, I decided to share with you some of my journey through pregnancy. So, here it goes. .. [The story in detail] As always seems the case on significant days, I woke up on May 6th thinking it was an ordinary day. But in the matter of about 10 minutes, my ordinary day changed … Continue reading When we are given a gift we do not desire.