A bumbling prayer of gratitude

God, I see now that you challenge us to refine us. That you give us strength in impossible situations. I see your love for me in the strength you give me through the Holy Spirit. I understand your love is fierce because I'm made fiercely loving by your grace. I feel your unconditional, irrational love… Continue reading A bumbling prayer of gratitude


It was “I’ll be right back…” at first sight

Finally. I can sleep. This was the first thought I had after the commotion died down. I had given birth to my first child -- a daughter, so beautiful and pink. She was bathed, fed, swaddled. So very peacefully content, sleeping in her clear plastic hospital bassinet. I remember thinking: great, she's healthy (thank you,… Continue reading It was “I’ll be right back…” at first sight


This is why I don’t watch TV.

No, not because I find it to be profane or a profound waste of time (but check and check again). Quite the opposite. I just started watching The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu and GUYS. I *legit* am having trouble separating the show from reality, like: Do we have ceremony tonight? No wait, that's the show...… Continue reading This is why I don’t watch TV.


It’s time.

So, you didn't get the job. I don't know what to say. Congratulations? Sorry? Both feel appropriate. You weren't sure if you wanted the job. You thought maybe it'd be soul-crushing. You thought maybe it would get your writing juices going again. You thought maybe it would legitimize you -- you've been a stay-at-home mom… Continue reading It’s time.