A joy of full measure

Elle Grace.  Her name means “woman (girl) of JOY”. She leads our family forth in gladness.  She climbs onto our laps with book in hand, grinning and grunting the familiar […]

Tea of humility

I recently attended a tea party with Hannah, my 12-year-old daughter. It was lovely. What wasn’t lovely was the (before) process of getting ready that left me sporting a tween […]

Perfection became my prison

Last month, I shared my first solo message at Overflow Church [sermon series: Windows]. A deep unsettling grew on the inside of me as Sunday drew near. Everything in me […]

Coloring eggs after Easter

It took us awhile to figure out that as a pastoral family, we needed to move our Easter meal to late afternoon and that hiding/finding baskets could not take place […]

Finding your voice

My voice was held captive for over 20 years. Since first discovering my ABCs, I noticed (as best as a toddler could) that my speech was different from those around […]

An unexpected gift

Brian and I celebrate 14 years on December 15th.  Here we are—a photo taken on our wedding day as we’re getting ready to depart on our new adventure as husband […]