On Being Lonely

I’m watching  a documentary on Netflix called The Whale, about a two year old orca whale that was separated from its pod. The movie documents the impact the whale, called Luna, had on the British Columbia village . The little whale was lonely and sought out humans for friends. It threw the village into a strange, quiet argument. Wildlife experts said leaving Luna the whale alone, not touching him, would be best. Local indigenous people …

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Don’t Stop Beliebin’

I shared in my newsletter that the theme of Brave Misfit for the month of April is renewal. My pal  and fellow Brave Misfit Amber Kincaid has generously shared her writing here. I met Amber years ago at Bible Study Fellowship. She was one of two people under the age of 35. She was maybe 20.  Her candidness was so real it was impossible to keep my guard up around her. The third week BSF …

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Unfamiliar Territory

Guys, the stuff I’m learning in 2016 is mind boggling. First of all, starting this blog on WordPress has been so hard and so good for me. I have to do so much thinking, though. I mean, I think all of the time but this kind of feels like being back in school. Except that I like this. I did not like school. I homeschool 4 kids so there’s a lot of thinking that goes …

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The Science of Motherhood

I have two kids that are driving. Like, driving a vehicle. Two. Two of them are driving. I still have a 12 year old (who is great at driving me to the edge of a cliff) and a 6 year old so I’m not in empty nest territory any time soon, but I’m definitely moving into new parental territory. Anyway, I keep thinking about the beginning of my motherhood journey. Motherhood was something I wanted …

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All Things New

The deeper I know Jesus, the newer I feel. It’s nuts, really. The further in I go, the more His truth washes over me,  and the more infinite the world seems. I’ve just come through one of those seasons when I was far away from Him but didn’t really know it. I’d started to feel so stinking old. All the specialness of life seemed like it had been squeezed out. The world honestly felt hopeless. …

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Why Can’t I Be Like a Tree?

The trees in my city are in full bloom. White and pink puffiness with bursts of green popping though make it look I’m visiting another world. It’s beautiful. These trees, they just do what they were made to do. They don’t ponder their purpose and get trapped in worrying that they’re not good enough. Trees just do what they’re made to do in each season of their life giving glory to the Creator and shade …

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