Fear, Death, Beauty, and Faith

I once heard an acquaintance say that she had come to a new realization that she didn’t need to plan everything out.  All she needed, she said, was to follow the next step and trust that God will show her the rest of the path when the time comes.Hmpf, I thought.  Maybe that sounds good for her, but I didn’t even know what that means.  Not worry about the future?  Not try to micromanage everything?...more

An Adoptive Mothers Guilt

  Mothers Guilt, ever heard of it?If you never heard of it awesome, run away before it plagues you! There is the normal Mothers Guilt of...more
I totally agree! As an adoptive parent there is a lot of guilt (even if unnecessary). Thank you ...more

Not Me, But We.

A Christian Girl Walks into a Bat Mitzvah...

  No, it's not a joke with a punchline. I was recently invited to share in a friend's Bat Mitzvah....more

Where We Can More Clearly See

I think we might all agree that this summer has been particularly lovely.  Though we've had relatively cool temperatures, the days have still been warm enough for us to enjoy the finer things of the season.A delicious meal on the patio.(And yes, we definitely consider the occasional hot dog off the grill a delicious meal.)...more

Somewhere In-Between

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” -Woody AllenAs a twenty-something, I often feel that I am trying to find a comfortable middle ground between making things happen and letting go. I firmly believe that the universe is working with me to help me achieve my biggest dreams, but sometimes I can’t help but wonder, exasperated, why the universe has to be so slow about it....more
Rita Arens I can't tell you how comforting it is to read your words! I definitely appreciate the ...more

Watch Out for Flying Objects

Throughout my life, in good times and challenging ones, I’ve always been comforted by signs.Whether it’s hearing my favorite song come on when I’m feeling a little sad, or getting a call from an old friend at a particularly difficult point in my life, I’ve always seen these events as the way God or the universe communicates with me and lets me know I”m not alone.About seven years ago, I was going through one of my lowest, or at least most stressful times in my life.Our daughter Lizzy was going through an extremely difficult period....more

In His Way

About three years ago I heard the gentle whisper of God saying He wanted me to share with others my struggles. He wanted me to write how He helped me overcome my trials as I walked through them. At first, I laughed and blew it off. Yes, I use to do that when God first asked me to do something I’ve never done before. Especially if it’s something I’ve never even considered doing. Then as He usually does, He continued to remind me what He wanted me to do, until I sat down and talked to Him about it.My excuses not to write my story were endless....more

Taught by a Tot

There’s a little girl named G. in my life who has already mastered a thing or two about life.As anyone who has had a toddler knows, we all learn by repetition. Little G. has perfected this so! When G. comes to visit us, she heads to boxes that are familiar, reaches from tippie-toe and dangles her fingers on those “no” items and squeals and belly laughs at the predictable.Like most adults I know, we too like the familiar. We frequent the same places, order the same menu item and park where we know we won’t forget our cars. (Yes, I am the guiltiest of this last one.)...more