Freedom isn’t Free

Freedom isn’t free. A phrase I’ve probably heard for most of my life. This weekend that phrase has been rolling around in my head as I think about Memorial Day. It started when a fellow Beautycounter consultant posted that as a servicemember’s wife, it Memorial Day sales always bother her. Then I started thinking about…

Oh, hello.

Welcome to my stream of consciousness. It has been a while since I’ve been in this space. There are a lot of reasons, really. Life is busy. I’m not making space to write. My priorities are different. But I think the biggest one is I just don’t know what to say and have so much…

Our Plans, God’s Plans

In February, Catherine and I made our first solo long drive to Williamsburg, Va. (a.k.a. the Promised Land). I had 14 hours of drive time with my delightful but non-verbal companion which translated into plenty of time to think and pray. Right now we are in the phase of Andy’s medical journey where the most commonly asked question…

An Advent Prayer

Wow, Advent really caught me by surprise this year. I’ve been so consumed by the day to day lately that it is easy to lose track of the long game. I love that there are seasons preceding the big Christian holidays to draw us out of our day to day and remind us to fix…

Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?

After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.” There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth. When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And…