Category Archives: life lessons

speak what is true

i think it’s the angst of all those who are the youngest of  families to want to be known for their own-selves.View full post »

joy overflowing~ unpacking rwanda series

i’m journaling through my images & thoughts from my recent trip~ you may begin here if you’re joining inView full post »

~unpacking rwanda~ a short series of simple thoughts

i’ve heard it said that one day in africa is like six days at home. with over a week’s worth of memories &View full post »

“it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” giveaway!

i had just walked in the door after a long shift at the hospital. i worked full time as an rn on a very stressful,View full post »

reflect jesus to them

“i effing hate you. you mean nothing to me. you’re not my real mama. i want to tear up the adoption papersView full post »

emi in the middle & a gift for your teenager

for all you young mamas, i will tell you, that toddler who is wearing you out and is learning to shout say sweetly &#View full post »

between you & me signs and a special deal

my precious, real life friend tara & her awesome hubby andy (who will change your flat tire if you’re everView full post »

now that i’ve seen, i can’t unsee…

i’ve wanted to sit down and begin to process the events and connections and relationships and the laughter &View full post »

a lighthouse

buenos días! it’s so funny that after writing a greeting to you in spanish i just sit here, thoughts all spinningView full post »

a sign & symbol of a promise that i’ll never forget

talk about someone who radiates. talk about having joy down deep in your heart & that joy truly bubbles up andView full post »

sweet spots & sunhats

do you feel like you are in your sweet spot? that place of perfect balance. well, that word perfect makes us all wannaView full post »

The NotWedding

have ya’ll heard of The NotWedding? “Complete with a sit-down dinner, an emotional ceremony and a dance-View full post »

opportunities

as soon as i posted yesterday, i refreshed my emails. lo and behold if the images and stories below were included. itsView full post »

lay it down. and a discount too.

i’m a worrier. i fret & get myself all knotted up anytime an issue arises. many times the issue is just aView full post »

the lesson i learned about loving my neighbor

i had never been so terrified in my whole life. last fall, brinkley was attacked by a german shepherd while we wereView full post »