To hold my children

One of my favorite things to do is to hold my children. I often think about my failings as a mother. The times I’m just too lazy or tired to make a home-cooked meal, when I say no to reading just one more book, or whether or not I am using the right kind of…

To my Love, on our 5th Anniversary

My Love, It is easy to transport myself back, almost 10 years ago, to the BCM House. We met in the fall of Freshman year, but you were quiet, unassuming, and in the background. In the spring of Freshman year, I started to notice you and the more I noticed you, the more I wanted to…

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…

Just Perfect

Yesterday I was thinking about perfection and the way that God demands it. Ironically, when Adam and Eve ate the fruit that would make them “like God” they lost their perfect goodness. Ever since, humanity has balked at God’s desire for perfection in our lives. Or at least, I know I do. Why would God…