Family Update: January-February 2020

Hello, my friends! This year, I’m attempting (not promising, but attempting!) to give a family/ministry update every few months, instead of just at Christmas. One thing I realized when I started blogging is that my readers very quickly went from being friends to...

What to do when the pressure builds up

I’m not exactly proud of it, but I’ve put a hole in the ceiling of a parsonage. To be fair, the pastor of the church was also involved. So there’s that. But most of it was my fault. Years ago when I was a teenager, my brother and I traveled to...

I will go, but not alone

Her eyes twinkled and an impish grin graced her face, but she wouldn’t budge from her spot on the top step. “Come on, Sweetie,” I encouraged. “You can do it.” It’s been a few months since I sold my little daycare, but last week I...

Pretending you’re okay when you’re not

Some may see it as a bit unethical, but wow—how the school break room rang with laughter when one of my fellow teachers, Mr. S, told the hermit crab story! Years before, Mr. S. taught a class of middle school students and they had a class pet—a hermit...

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