First, make elaborate plans for them. Choose them lovingly from the grocery store, imagining the slow drizzles of herb-infused oil over them. Tell yourself that your children will eat them THIS time, because they’ve never tasted the amazing flavors you’re going to cook into them. At home, shove them under the lettuce in the bottom…Read More
“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” Philippians 4:5 In the early morning hours, I laid in bed, tears streaming into my ears. I was listening again to his wails through the intercom on my nightstand. I tried to muster the energy to rise for the baby again, after waking countless…Read More
They say that the unnatural glow from a computer screen disrupts the natural sleep cycle of our brains.
Cleaning out the garage sparks realizations of finding a place, good intentions, and growing up.Read More
I should be sleeping right now. But I’m typing. Because, here’s the thing: I love to write. I always have. It’s been my dream from childhood. Real life dreams can rob us of our sleep at times. But they feel worth it, don’t they? Along with writing, I had other dreams. To my great luck,…Read More
“Fine! I’m fine. Everything’s fine.” I shrugged at my husband. He held a curious glance at me that weeknight while I shoved another load of laundry into the dryer. Just then, an angry shriek from the girls’ room pierced the house like the ring in a bull’s nose. I froze mid-load, back bowed, and braced…Read More