It's Monday evening at the grocery store. I rush through the store like a cheetah snatching its prey. Glance at my watch. Fifteen minutes until Gymnast is done with practice. Can't be late. Hurry up. Pick a short line. Place all my items on the conveyor belt. And that's when my eyes finally elevate away… Continue reading Why It’s Never the Wrong Time to Do the Right Thing
"I'd completely given up on this seed ever becoming anything. But, look! It broke through yesterday," I said to my 6th grade daughter. I gleefully held the plastic green cup in front of her. She wasn't nearly as excited or shocked as I was, but I guess that's to be expected from a pre-teen on… Continue reading That’s Why You Never Give Up, Mom!
Oh, Fortnite. I've been dragging my feet to post this, but the more I've talked with fellow moms the more I realize I'm not alone in these sentiments and the challenges of parenting in this technology age. My son downloaded Fortnite on his 14th birthday in November and began learning the ins-and-outs of the game.… Continue reading The Trouble with Fortnite (The New “F” Word)
Every Tuesday morning 6th grade girls flutter into our basement before school. Backpacks stack high by our stairs, and Bibles are grabbed. These girls straddling the delicacies of adolescence come with energy and giggles to recharge my waiting heart and questions to stretch my tired brain. This Tuesday we recapped our spring breaks and Easter.… Continue reading The Mystery and Wonder of Faith: Pixie Dust and Doubting Thomas