Here and Now

"Here and Now: Living in the Spirit" by Henri J. M. Nouwen, 1994 || p. 59-60 - - - "God does not ask us to define our little niche in humanity over and against other people. God's question is: "Are you reading the signs of your time as signs asking you to repent and be … Continue reading Here and Now


Dear Me

Note: I wrote this note to myself a while back (with pen and paper - imagine!), and I never published it. Back-dated to 5/9/16   Dear Stephanie, Yes, I used your first name in full. This is serious. Pay attention. You are a good mom. Stop telling yourself otherwise. Smile. Be grateful. Do stuff. Have some … Continue reading Dear Me

You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone…

Or will they?  Yesterday, we were driving to church and this thought popped into my head. Will my husband, family, friends actually miss me?  Of course.  But perhaps not based on my behavior this past week.  I was sour, overtired, sick of breastfeeding, overwhelmed by the piles of laundry and dishes, irritated that I couldn't … Continue reading You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone…