Category Archives: tender thoughts

it’s not all about me, thoughts on a daily jog

brinkley is my constant companion. we usually run together several days a week.last year while training for my half, theView full post »

a front row seat

the details & events over the last 24 hours have had the Lord’s hand all over them. i’m blown awayi&#View full post »

a lifetime of unconditional love

today i have a special treat for you.i’d like to introduce you to evan. evan is the associate director of studentView full post »


this is how i figure it. i’m a predictable person. i’d love to say i’m adventurous and spontaneous.View full post »

“evil is real. and so is courage” President Bush

   President George Bush gave what, in my mind, had to be one of his best speeches yesterday as he dedicated theView full post »

i want to be someone’s aibileen

after taking a few years off from dancecaroline has asked to return.she went last night & took ballet, tap &View full post »

my own version of the good girl & a giveaway

let me start out with two disclaimers. #1. these images have nothing to do with today’s post. #2. i’ve satView full post »

Grace for the Good Girl

   i am honored and tickled & humbled and excited to share with you Grace for the Good Girl by my friend EmilyView full post »

step two: a grateful heart

when my girls were younger, i placed two small journals on our kitchen table. a thankfulness journal & a prayerView full post »

step one

yesterday i woke up with an awful headache. went in & snuggled with caroline as i woke her up wishing we didn’View full post »


i need some balance. not only do i need balance, i need to figure out exactly what’s out of balance. i assume it&#View full post »

let your light shine, sweet em

sweet em, this has been such an incredible summer for you! i have seen you ~ grow in your relationship with the LordView full post »

some things that are making me happy today

1. knowing that my baby girl is exactly where the Lord placed her & with the group of people He wanted her to beView full post »

hope & a future, and The Help

i have carried my cell phone around the last 6 days acting like an expectant first time daddy waiting on “the callView full post »

we did it!

what a mix of emotions week! madi, emi and caroline all headed back to school monday. 10th grade, 9th grade & 5th!View full post »