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Winter Bloom

  "You don't have to be blooming to be growing." Ruth Chou Simons ( I read these words on instragam recently and have been turning them over in my heart and mind ever since: "You don't have to be blooming... Continue Reading →

It’s Okay To Be Young

Before I had my son I received a lot of eye rolls when I tried talking with moms about anything regarding children or parenting. Of course I didn't know a lot about motherhood, not having been one myself yet. But... Continue Reading →

Faith & Depression

Depression is a rather taboo topic among Christians. After all, Christians shouldn't struggle with darkness when backed by all the hope and joy of knowing God, right? Well... If I've learned anything about myself as an adult, it's that I feel... Continue Reading →

We Forget.

I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. Psalm 9:1 ESV I was glancing through my journal when I came across an entry from October 2014. This was a... Continue Reading →


Autumn dazzles and keeps us ever looking up, up, up at orange and red and golden leaves set aflame against New England's cobalt skies. We rode our bikes into town the other day and soaked up the magic of crunching leaves... Continue Reading →


There are fun, easy seasons of marriage and there are times that frustrate and wear you down. I don't talk about my marriage much here because my closest relationship isn't something I want on display or up for discussion. I... Continue Reading →

When Time Touches Eternity

In The Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis writes, "For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity." Each day we brush against eternity. It feels like a big idea, like something far away and a long time from now. But every day I... Continue Reading →

I Write Because I Want To

The rain is beating down outside; after months of dry weather I'm mesmerized by the sound---rap a tap tap, rap a tap tap. My son will be awake soon so I hurry with a cup of coffee to the computer to tap out... Continue Reading →

Talk About the Weather

I open the front door at 6:30 AM and already it's hot outside. I tiptoe barefoot across the front porch down into our dusty, brown yard; grass crunches under my feet. This is strange for New England where all summer... Continue Reading →

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