Vulnerability. It turns out I’m not so great at it. I have convinced myself that oversharing is considered vulnerability. It isn’t. Word vomiting at anyone and anything that moves isn’t vulnerable. Picking up the phone and calling name after name until someone picks up is NOT vulnerable. It has the semblance of vulnerability. Just like… Continue reading Vulnerability: Actually, For Real Guys
When I pick you up, you don’t smell like me. You don’t smell like my baby and my hair and my lotion and my love. You smell different. You smell like hospital. Like gowns and cold and gray and isolation. You smell unfamiliar. Distant. Independent. I don’t know this smell on you. You smell like… Continue reading Ocean Baby
Wake up and thank God that you’ve been given another day. Then, commit to making today meaningful.
We joke and tweet about how hard #adulting is. Keeping laundry detergent and toilet paper in stock. Buying groceries. Cooking vegetables. Dental hygiene. Getting up on time (every day) for work. Making it through the day without coffee. Or, possibly worse, without cream for said coffee. You get the gist. Consider for a moment a… Continue reading Heavy Lifting
The church I grew up in was against dating in high school, so whenever they talked about dating I got very anxious and felt guilty because I dated a total of one person during high school (who later became my husband and father of my child, but that’s beside the point). Anyway, whenever they talked… Continue reading Doing it Backwards
I forgot. I remembered that it was Thursday. I remembered to buy some new party favor toys at Target. I remembered snacks last time I was at the grocery store. I remembered it was Spring Break week so it would probably be madness. I remembered lunch for my daughter, an emergency pacifier, and to put… Continue reading Just Like Us
It is for freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. I think we humans are exchangers. We get rid of one thing, only to need to find another. We can’t have empty hands or hearts or heads, we need… Continue reading it is for freedom.