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attached by a red thread

October is Down syndrome awareness month, and November is Adoption Awareness month. If I’m passionate about two things, these are them: down syndrome & adoption. Check the majority of the accounts I follow on Instagram – they are accounts of those who have adopted a child with Down syndrome. A crazy notion for those who…

caring over staring

  howdy. Sitting in my journal, I have a million and one titles for a series of stories that surround my sweet brother (and I am so excited about them!), but here is numero uno. If you’re new here, my younger brother M has Down syndrome. Next to Jesus, he’s been my whole world up…

It is what with my soul?

  It is exhausted with my soul. It is anxious with my soul. It is bored with my soul. It is fine with my soul. Most days, all of these seem more fitting than the words from the 1876 hymn: “it is well with my soul.” Many find these words to be of great comfort…

what is up with all this?

That may be what you’re thinking, and because I promised transparency here, I suppose I should share the WHY behind all this crazy blog posting/Facebook page inviting/Instagram name changing madness. Reason one: I genuinely want my writing to R E A C H people. In part, I write for myself. It feels good, it’s fun,…

Self & Sin – The Enneagram

I’d like to start off by saying two things: first, I am no expert in this content. I am simply an interested learner who is eager to share and learn more; second, I’ll be using the word ‘sin’ quite a bit throughout this post, so if that term puts a bad taste in your mouth,…

Holding New Life

It was the Eve of Easter Sunday. My husband and I were celebrating the beginning of Spring Break and University of Michigan in the March Madness Finals with a dinner out. Little did we know this would be the last night we’d celebrate as a party of two. Wanting so much to enjoy the delicious…

Unspoken Pregnancy Pains

We women have our work cut out for us. Just when we think we’ve rounded a corner, another door slams in our face. Another testimony of abuse. Another man telling us what to do. Another magazine telling us how to look. It is a whole lot of suck, but our Jesus works all things for…

The Stuck Places

This blog is* titled “Worship in Waiting,” so I feel obligated to shed some light on the meaning of this singsong alliteration. It comes from a place of vulnerability. Truth be told, I have a hard time waiting. If something is going to happen, I want it to be now. If something needs to be…