Paying Attention

Paying Attention

I am watching. I listen and I learn. I give and grow and watch you do the same. I am not yet a mother, but I am paying attention. She rises early for just a few moments of silence. The powdered remains of Cheerios have created a thin film over the breakfast table. My...
loneliness & community

loneliness & community

I’m back from Haiti! It was wonderful and breathtaking and let me tell you, God is up to so much. I can’t wait to share more, but in mean time I’m beginning to post pictures to Instagram. I did post something the day after we returned, if you’d...
Small Is a Present, Not a Punishment

Small Is a Present, Not a Punishment

I struggle with the idea of being small. Without realizing it, somewhere along the way being small began to mean being invisible, unseen, and unknown. As someone who longs to be fully known and yet still fully loved, smallness seemed like a punishment and something to...
Just Show Up

Just Show Up

Sometimes a knock at the door is the best sound in the entire world. Other days it’s a text message alert at just the right time. And always, hands down, finding a letter in your mailbox is one of life’s simplest, most joyful gifts. A few years ago I saw...
Set the Table

Set the Table

There’s something special about tables. Before you decide I’ve gone completely crazy, hear me out. You could argue that they’re commonplace, something most people sit down at without thinking twice about. And I couldn’t even disagree because your words would be true....