• community,  faith,  kids

    We.Are.Family.

    I have to be honest. I don’t understand a lot of things about the sibling relationship. I’m an only child. I’m actually the only child of an only child on one side. To compound the matter, my parents had been married 22 years and were in their  mid-40s when I came along (yeah, that’s a whole other story) so for much of my childhood, I was essentially a small adult.  That’s why, the first time I went home with my now-husband for Christmas, I was a tad bit shell-shocked. He is the oldest of four siblings, the youngest of which is 16 years younger than him. His dad is one…

  • blogging,  faith,  IF:Gathering,  Jen Hatmaker,  writing

    No More Sitting on the Sidelines

    It’s a big day for me. Having taken a hiatus from my blog for over a year, it’s time to come back to it. And today is the day.  Why today? I don’t know (but of course, God does). I do know that He has put some inspiration in my path lately. At first, it was possible to take notice, but sidestep it. Eventually, though, He dropped some boulders in the road that could simply not be ignored. And so I’m back.  I’m starting fresh. The last time I attempted this, I think I set myself up for failure by putting a requirement on myself to do X, Y, and…