Mary’s Tale: A Birth Story (Part 1)

This is a fictional account of the First Christmas, a retelling from Mary’s perspective. I remember the first birth pang, so different from the tightenings I had been feeling for the past weeks when we were traveling to Bethlehem and I was so worried that I would have the baby right there on the side … [Read more…]

Our Military Adventure so far: the first 6 months

Well, it’s been about 6 months since we’ve joined this crazy military life. My husband left for officer training school in April, was gone for 9 weeks, and then we moved to Texas for 7(ish) months of Tech School. So how has it been going? What has it been like to join the Air Force … [Read more…]

Bragging rights, “those conversations” and loving your ordinary kid

I’m reading this book right now called Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid!: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Kids By Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian. I bought this book in a particularly low, snarky, and impulsive moment…because—please understand—I really don’t want people to shut up about their “perfect” kids… …I just wish … [Read more…]

When a seed sprouts

I once gave a lesson to my students about bearing spiritual fruit. It was a pre-fab outline from the pre-fab class I was teaching so as I prepped for the lecture, I braced myself for a boring time. After all, we were at a Christian University with a bunch of church kids. Well, I don’t … [Read more…]

Dear Older Women, We need you

Dear older women, I know younger women can be scary. Sometimes we come across as Know-It-Alls with all of our independence, and opinions, and apps, and parenting philosophies. But we don’t know what we’re doing. We are lost and we need you, especially since many of us, in our insatiable drive for independence,  moved far … [Read more…]