The silver linings

My family and I were driving home the other day, and we saw a picture-perfect cloud brightly lined at the top in solid silver. It was the most…


4 promises for the 2020-2021 school year

One of the most vivid memories I have of quarantine is marking off the events that I had so carefully calendared. Soccer games, choir concerts, and…


Dear pre-COVID me

Dear pre-COVID me, I couldn’t have warned you if I tried. Words just don’t do justice to how quickly things changed in just a few months. One…


Six ways to remain steadfast during trials

I find myself in a unique situation, partially agreeing with both sides of an argument. These are strange times indeed. Something happened…


A 9/11 birth and a coronavirus graduation: How God redeems all he allows

Boy, do I hate snakes.  As a boy momma, I have had to accommodate a few of them over the years. But as a rule, I am not a fan. I know everything…


Missed milestones in the midst of mayhem

I have never hated—I mean really hated—a word before. A word is simply a word, it has no real power. But this word, I hate it.  While I had heard…


A glimpse into life after COVID-19

How might life after COVID-19 look?  I could speculate. I could research and provide countless references linked to the trajectory of future…


What is Your Posture During a Crisis?

Like everyone else in the world, I’ve been holed up with my family for more than a month. For kicks, my teens and tweens started listing phrases…


Counseling Conversations | Parenting in a Pandemic

Just as much as we are processing all that is going on in the world, they are processing too. Here’s the question, how can I help my kids process…