Merry Christmas Everyone! May this prayer bless you and wrap around you like a warm hug. I have included a printable version of the prayer for easy sharing. Christmas Prayer Beloved Lord,  Thank You so much for bringing us into the season of Christmas.  Thank You for the ways big and small that You have […]

Hearts. Letters. Numbers. Teddy Bears. Turtles. Fun colors. My husband, Eric, is a master pancake artist. But last Saturday he truly outdid himself with aardvark shaped pancakes. I just happen to have a very special affection for aardvarks. These awesome and unusual creatures bring me great joy. Friday evening I watched a documentary that featured […]

Wherever you are, may you be blessed. Whatever the circumstances are in your situation, may you be filled with life giving breath deep into your lungs. No matter what has slipped through your fingertips, may you find a hope to hold on to. Today, September 12th, is the National Day of Encouragement. This is a […]

This morning brought a thick fog for the school drop off drive.  The clear crisp morning air had been replaced by condensed and compacted cotton, so damp with dew, that it felt like my minivan was plowing through it. Slowly and steadily we crept through making our way past familiar landmarks.  Pausing a bit longer […]

Jesus comes to the abandoned, the forgotten, the ugliest places.  The times that are so very painful to live through, and even hurt to look back upon in remembrance. Jesus brings acceptance where there is shame, a joyous welcome to those who have been abandoned, and is ever present to those who have been left […]