I am the little girl climbing the pole. I was in kindergarten. I remember that pole being a whole lot taller. Also, this was the peak of my athletic career. Who knew I would bloom athletically so early? I look at that little girl and see her face filled with fear, pride and determination all… Continue reading School Goals
Have you ever followed a toddler around? I think everyone should. It is a crash course in wonder and emotions. In the past week, I spent lots of time with a soon to be two-year old and he does not miss a thing. He notices super small feathers and the tiniest of snails. He brought… Continue reading Delight
I never knew why older people cried at weddings. It seemed obvious to me that it was a happy time. I didn't get it. I met Julie when I was an 18-year-old freshman at Texas A&M. We decided to be roommates the next year and have been close friends since then. I'll never forget the… Continue reading Whispers
Tis the season of gifts. You have your list and I have mine. Retailers are working as hard as they can to make sure we want to give what they have. Thankfully, our family's gift lists have been trimmed down over the years due to our intentional simplification. Today I found a picture of Christmas… Continue reading Tree Trauma
In Texas, the past week has been horrendous with a major hurricane hitting our coast and flooding cities. Weather watchers now report that two more hurricanes are now gearing up. Our country is going through some things too. And, our world is teetering in several places on the edge of serious conflicts/wars. People are going… Continue reading Sparkles
Have you ever had one of those seasons with so many conflicting emotions swirling around inside you that you feel you might just explode or implode? I feel that way lately. It is Holy Week. This is the first Holy Week in many years that I have not worked in a church. I am newly aware of… Continue reading Breaking News: I Care
Jesus said, "I came that you might have life and have it in its fullness." John 10:10 Oprah said, "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." I love it when my favorite people agree on things. With our new grandson, we are in a season of… Continue reading Celebrate!