Embracing the future

Embracing the future

A few weeks ago, I was sitting in church daydreaming. I know this is probably something I shouldn’t admit: Me, letting my mind wander during the pastor’s message. But when I snapped myself back to reality, I realized something was different about the...
My motto for a new season of life

My motto for a new season of life

Friday was a big day for us. We drove our firstborn child to a destination four hours from home. We dropped him off with people we barely know to live in a tiny room with minimal possessions and a complete stranger. No big deal. ** Seriously though, college move-in...
Free.

Free.

I’ve been writing this blog post in my head for a while now… ever since I wrote two weeks ago about the mystery of the three keys. It’s always hard to know where to begin when something has been working on you for a few months. What was the starting...
The mystery of the three keys

The mystery of the three keys

About three weeks ago, our teens had a bunch of friends come over for a bonfire and s’mores. As it was getting dark, they were all playing spike ball and just generally having fun in the backyard. One of the boys was twirling a lanyard with his key chain on it....
Change always happens

Change always happens

At the beginning of the year, I started going through a daily devotional called, “100 Days to Brave.” The plan was that if I started in January, I would finish by early April, just in time for my 50th birthday. All of the bravery I planned to acquire also...