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Hilarious, Joyful, Medically Complex. Food Allergies, Mito, CHD. Toddler, Tween, Teen. A new adventure every day.

A prayer for this day, and the days ahead

God,Keep me from carelessly lobbing the quick barb,Keep me from dehumanizing others in word or thought or deed,Keep me from scoring the easy point on top of someone else's pain,Keep me from choosing cleverness over compassion,Keep me from confusing smug... Continue Reading →

A Prayer for Turbulent Times

God of tiny perfect flowers and big terrible pandemics,God of our most rapturous joys and deepest growling fears,God who was and is and will forever be present and steady and close,When everything in us has been kicked up like a... Continue Reading →

Christmas Letter 2019

Dear friends and family,It is January 4th and I am terribly late with our yearly letter, but thanks be to God for the gift of the church calendar because I can still call it our Christmas letter as long as... Continue Reading →

A New Year’s Prayer

God of beginnings, endings, and middles,Guide us gently into this new and unknown year;the blank calendar pages and wide open spaces.Tend to the fragile places in us with healing hands,mend our frayed edges and jagged tears.Patch up the places where... Continue Reading →

The blessed dawn

Last week, I attended the Evolving Faith conference in Denver. To be honest, it was A LOT. Being away from home, not sleeping well, being in emotionally charged crowds, taking in months' worth of deep and sometimes challenging sermons in... Continue Reading →

In the wake of our most recent massacres

I have overheard many people lamenting the fact that we no longer value one another's lives and it has left me wondering when it was that we equally valued one another's lives. Was it when lynching was a common occurrence?... Continue Reading →

A Prayer for Tired Mamas

Today we fed,cleaned,advocated,soothed,instructed,tried,listened,protected,juggled,sighed,labored,joked,chauffeured,nudged,read,dressed,birthed,chased,pleaded,prayed,launched.Today we carriedbabies in our arms,toddlers on our hips,preschoolers as they flailed about in protest,children that are not our own,fierce hope for our kid's success or safety or survival,worry that things will never change or that everything could,sorrow... Continue Reading →

When I remember their baptism

A year ago today, we joined our beloved church and my babies were baptized. I wanted so much to write about it then, but I was absolutely wordless which is a frustrating thing for someone who tends to feel out... Continue Reading →

A Prayer for Holy Saturday

Jesus, You died and still we wait. I feel myself lurching towards Sunday. There is less than an hour before today becomes tomorrow and my heart strains toward it knowing that tomorrow is where resurrection lies, but it is cheating.... Continue Reading →

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