Category Archives: Marriage

In which I can’t embrace Jesus without exposing my heart

Hey, my dear friends, By way of an opening statement, I just wanna let you know that Stan has read and approved all I’ve written here. And that I kind of think that for now, that’s how it’s gonna be … Continue reading

Posted in Confidence in God, Grief and Loss, Learning Authenticity, Marriage, misc. walking with Jesus, risk, Uncategorized, wholehearted living | 9 Comments

on living in the uncomfortable tension {or: all the stuff I didn’t say yesterday}

Hey, my friends, I gotta say this first: Your responses to my post from last night, both here and on my Facebook page, have been such healing balm for both Stan’s and my hearts. I’m just undone. {Quick note: If you … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom From Perfectionism, Goodness of the Gospel, Grief and Loss, Learning Authenticity, Marriage, mental health, misc. walking with Jesus, Parenting, special needs parenting, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

special needs parenting is hard. sitting still is harder.

The on-hold music goes quiet at the precise moment that I lose my cool. The kids have been chasing, climbing, pushing — mostly laughing but occasionally crossing the line between roughhousing and fighting, for a solid 15 minutes, and I’m not sure what I’m thinking, … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Attending to His Presence, Grief and Loss, Learning Authenticity, Marriage, Ministry, misc. walking with Jesus, Parenting, special needs parenting | 15 Comments

Uncovering Sacred Flames {and Other Thoughts Upon Turning 34}

Thanksgiving Day dawns peaceful in our household. We hang around in our PJ’s for hours, all of us reveling in the relaxed pace of our morning, and in Isaac’s thorough enjoyment of the Macy’s Parade. It’s the first year he’s really … Continue reading

Posted in Attending to His Presence, Cultivating A Heart of Gratitude, Encountering God in the Messy, Encountering God in the Mundane, Family Moments, Give Me Grace, Grief and Loss, Learning Authenticity, Marriage, misc. walking with Jesus, One Word, Parenting, Presence, Unforced Rhythms | 11 Comments

Eternity Between the Snowflakes {on my need for speed, elephant noises, and being present here together}

Hey beloved friends, If you’d like to be notified when I post fresh content, click here.  I generally write twice weekly. We slide together down the driveway and into the street, and I have to confess, — I enjoy it … Continue reading

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On Drawing Inward and Roots that Run Deep {if God is real – a guest post at Lori Harris’s place}

Happy Tuesday to y’all, my friends. Today my dear friend Lori Harris is hosting my writing, and I’m so honored. Lori is a dear friend who I got to meet in person(!!!) in December when Stan and I were in … Continue reading

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The Truth About Stan-My-Man {just because}

For weeks now, I haven’t been able to stop staring at this picture. I love everything about it. The way my head rests on his shoulder, the genuineness of his smile, the depth of his eyes. The way my eyes … Continue reading

Posted in Encountering God in the Beautiful, Encountering God in the Mundane, Family Moments, Marriage, One Word, Uncategorized | 19 Comments