Hidden. Holly. Holy.

We’ve been decking the halls and preparing for the Christmas season. Part of that process has been getting rid of some of the stuff we have accumulated over the course of this year to make room for the tree, gifts, and garland. Of course, it’s also prime time to purge some of the toys the… Continue reading Hidden. Holly. Holy.

Meet Me at the Altar

He twirled me around one last time and said, “Meet me at the altar.” I skipped to my room to await the time when my daddy would walk me down the aisle to meet Ben at the altar. All these years later, I have a much greater respect for the altar. In my 23-year-old mind,… Continue reading Meet Me at the Altar

Slithering Serpents

We are big on going for walks around here. We walk to the pond. We walk to check on the cows. We walk to the mailbox. We walk to visit family. We also discovered that, apart from the educational value our walks have, this exercise also serves to expend some of the energy from our… Continue reading Slithering Serpents

Get Out of the Grave

Staying with the breaking is what produces the blessing. Pastor Steven Furtick said this during one of his sermons I listened to recently. It reminded me that one of my seasons of most intense spiritual growth, and a time that I felt that I finally set roots that will not be shaken, was during the… Continue reading Get Out of the Grave

Coffee Amidst Chaos

There's an unsung hero in our house - our coffee maker. We've got a one year old and a three year old ruling the roost right now (amid quarantine, no less), so coffee plays a huge role for us in this season. We need fuel to have enough energy to keep up with our vibrant… Continue reading Coffee Amidst Chaos