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

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 →

A Prayer for Four

May this fresh year hold belly laughs and giggles, wide-eyed wonder, shivers of boundless joy, courage and curiousity, trust in yourself, tenderness with others, strength to feel big emotions and breathe through them, bravery to ask for what you need,... Continue Reading →

A Prayer of Thanks in Spring

Thank you God for sunshine and temperate weather, and the little songs our hearts burst into upon its arrival. Thank you for pigtails, galoshes, 3 year olds who spontaneously burst into made up songs, energetic pups who run furious laps... Continue Reading →

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