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Llama Llama, Break for Mama
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I adore my four kids. Each one of them, truly. And I adore when someone else takes them away for a few days. I used to feel guilty about that, but it’s true and I’m all about embracing what is true at this point in my life. Sometimes truth comes with a pesky little guilt-leech attached to it.  Ergo, I must examine it, pluck...

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Peaks and Valleys
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Abby lolled by the fireplace as I asked her about school. “What was a part of the day that made you feel good and what was a part of the day that didn’t feel so good?” She rolled over to look at me. “So you mean, like what is my peak and  what is my valley?” “Yes,” I said surprised, “That’s exactly what I...

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God in the Details
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Our pastors challenged us this week to look for God in the details of our lives. Proverbs 16:33 says, “The lot is cast into the lap, but every decision is from the Lord.” I remember a story.  The summer after Isaac was born, Tim and I decided to get away for our anniversary.  We knew we wanted to drive, we knew we wanted to...

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