Posts tagged with: Hope

Not Ok…but It’s Ok

Not Ok…but It’s Ok   There is an epidemic unfolding. I know you see it, too. Perhaps you even feel it. Everywhere you look everyone is working overtime to hide it, to fix it, to get under, around, and over...

From Failure to Flourish

From Failure to Flourish   If I seem like I am writing a great deal about parenting lately, it’s because…well…I am. I can’t help it. It is where I’m living right now. In a season of teenagers, my life these...

It Really Is That Simple

It Really Is That Simple   “What makes you so different?” she asked, not the least bit trying to offend. With a furrowed brow, she leaned in, genuinely wanting to know. I just smiled. I understood that what I was...

Turning the Tables

Turning the Tables   “Aren’t you afraid?” she whispered, not the least bit ashamed to ask. I just smiled. “No…not anymore,” I answered, not the least bit hesitant. As she leaned in, I couldn’t wait to tell her my secret....

Redefining Spaces

Redefining Spaces   About three years ago, our family changed. I changed. The diagnosis caught each of us a bit off guard. We had our rhythm and we liked it that way. Well…sort of. You see, we knew she was...

Remembering

Remembering   No one ever starts out with a goal to “go small.” No way. It’s a “Go BIG or go home” society we live in, right? More. Bigger. Better. Higher. Longer. Stronger. Those are the words that tend to...

Breaking Through

Breaking Through   There is a theme that seems to be pursuing me. It is uncomfortable, but entirely necessary. I wake up sensing it, walk through my day pursuing it, go to bed at night thinking about it. It’s a...

Mountains, Valleys or Somewhere in the Middle

Mountains, Valleys, or Somewhere in the Middle   Recently, while moving across the country to our new duty station, my family and I took advantage of the landscape to take in some incredible beauty. One of our most favorite places...

The Greatest “Why”

The Greatest “Why” Every year, right about this time, I have a total meltdown. Yup. It is shockingly messy and yes, it is typically loud. I should just go ahead and put it on the calendar so I can just...

More…I Just Want Simple

More   Crayons. They mystify me. I mean, seriously, how many colors can you come up with already? I just wanted to get the “original” size and scope, you know? Red. Yellow. Green. Blue. Primary colors. Simple. But what was...