Every now and then, I think about visits to my grandma’s house growing up. The way she wouldn’t just give you one kiss when she hugged your neck, but would repeatedly peck until she confidently felt like she got the point across. She always kept these little vanilla cookies shaped like wreaths in a clear … More The Trademark of a Cookie Jar
Last Sunday was Mother’s Day, and I couldn’t help but notice a more common trend this year. All over social media, women (many, if not most of them biological moms) were empowering other women who may not be called “mom” by anyone, but have certainly built the legacy of a mother. Women whose hearts are … More To The Mother Who’s Not A Mom
Recently, I’ve seen a lot of headlines comparing the new post-COVID-19 pandemic world with the post-9/11 world. I was in 3rd grade when 9/11 happened. I vividly remember sitting in my desk at school and the principal’s voice coming on over the speakers for a moment of silence. I remember going home and sitting in … More To The World The I Grew Up In…
As I sat in the chair close to the window where morning light usually peaks through to meet me, the passage my heart was absorbing felt as familiar as the warm taste of coffee hugging my senses. At first, as my eyes traced the words, I tried to avoid the previously dated notes from years … More Even Now I Know
In Luke 23:44-49, as Jesus is dying on the cross, both “all his acquaintances” and “the women who had followed him” were there for his death. In the following verses, after Joseph of Arimathea buried Jesus’ body, only women are mentioned as being present. (Luke 23:50-56) At the Resurrection, it is the women who find … More The Ones Who Walked Beside Jesus
There is a particular truth that is harder for us than most other truths to grasp. It’s probably because we were created and designed for community and when sin creeps in and does what it does with it’s toxic and deadly venom, we shrink back in a helplessly broken cower tangled in paralyzed fear over … More What Do You Do When People Break Your Heart?
It’s really interesting entering into a brand new decade and leaving one behind. I’ve never experienced it as an adult, and now with the age of social media, it seems people are reflecting and sharing a lot more. What’s even more interesting is that for me, this new decade marks an exact decade since being … More 10 Things I’ve Learned in the 10 Years Since My Cancer Diagnosis