Just a Housewife (or Finding Refuge in the Kitchen)


 I hide out in the last room I ever thought I would find refuge. Growing up I would watch my mother buzz around cutting boards, bowls of chopped up vegetables, pots and pans on the stove …

His hands they heal, his hands they bruise.


It’s 11:30 PM and I am deep in sleep. His hands find me. My slumbering mind reaches slow towards the surface, towards his touch. I want to go back to the deep but my body reacts to …

Will You Go, Regardless?


In two weeks, my husband, five kids and I are headed to Northern Ireland to lead two short term missions teams, from two different churches, for two weeks.      Did you pause? Did you mumble, …


July 31 2014

Gold Like Us


I stared at my ring today mindful of it's symbol feeling the weight of the years.   It's ugly, I think Gold, simple bought hastily with an earnest heart.   My finger has grown around it Fourteen years changing the shape of me.   I've never …

#flymysweet is Hitting Home


I finally cried.   It wasn’t when she texted me that she had made a decision on school while I was a thousand miles away on a business trip. It wasn’t when we sent her off looking …

Why I Think You Should (Sometimes) Ignore Your Children


I am a contemplative Christian. But I am not the kind with a cloister. I'm not even the kind with a door that locks. I'm the kind with a toddler who gets into the trash. …

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