Growing Pains: The Value of Preparation

Preparation. We need it for everything; food, building, family outings or road trips, education, etc. All areas of our life are touched by preparation. Before I leave the house with my children I can usually be found stuffing a bag with an extra pair of underwear, a couple water bottles, some reading material, a snack or two, toilet paper or hand sanitizer if we’re going to an unpredictable public park. I prepare the bags, the truck, myself and I often forget about our hearts.

“Damaged Goods”

Well, my last two blog posts (here and here) have featured little blurbs about past relationships and it seems that some of them have hit close to home. I’ve had a couple private messages about them and it’s encouraged me to share a little bit more. To share some things that I have been sittingContinue reading ““Damaged Goods””

Advent with the Jesus Storybook Bible

  There is frost on the trees at my house and the glittering crystals are getting me excited for the most wonderful time of the year…Christmas. I love Christmas. The lights, the smells, the snow, the look of wonder on my children’s faces, the giving of gifts and, most of all, the pause to celebrate JesusContinue reading “Advent with the Jesus Storybook Bible”

Apheresis Awareness (Diary of a Donor)

Well, I wasn’t sure just how much of the process I wanted to share. It was immensely personal and I don’t want to use it an opportunity to make myself sound better than I really am. On another note, it was an insanely educational and encouraging experience that can facilitate healthy discussion. I made upContinue reading “Apheresis Awareness (Diary of a Donor)”