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The Rollercoaster of Autism Regression

Rollercoasters. I don’t like them. Never have and I’m actually not supposed to ride them anymore because of my heart issues. However,...

A Letter to My Autistic Son

Hey Buddy, There are so many things I love about you: your smile, that contagious laugh, how excited you get, your love for cheese and...

3 Tips During Infertility

Infertility, it can put a lot of stress and pressure on a relationship.  I’ve walked it and here’s some thoughts I think could be helpful...

Feeling Like An Unanswered Prayer

Have you ever felt like you're an unanswered prayer? In light of my chest discomfort returning this thought has been running through my...

Surviving Disappointment

Real talk time: I’m still having the “twitch” caused by my bottom pacemaker firing. I knew when I left the doctors office on Monday that...

Scary Silence

Silence. It can be good and a bit scary. Scary because it's often in the silent moments when we actually have time to think that our...

Joy and Pain: Knowing God Through Both

Today, my Facebook memories reminded me of two events that each happened at different times on this very day-- one was a joyous time, the...

Jumping Into Obedience

We used to go to the swimming pool all the time with my dad. Often we’d jump from the side into the water where he would be there to...

Redemptive Scars

When I was 11 years old I had open-heart surgery, and at 27 I had a pacemaker implanted. Both of these surgeries left scars on my body,...

When Following Jesus is Costly

Disappointment. For those of us who are Chicago Bears fans, disappointment is a fresh feeling, isn’t it? I remember when Parker’s field...

Be Still

I’ve always been a doer. Procrastination and waiting aren’t words I like. In seminary, I was always that crazy girl who had her 10-page...

When God's Promise Gets Messy

I can remember when my husband and I were dating and the time I really struggled with our future. You know how relationships usually hit...

Marriage Matters

“How can husbands help wives be more open and receptive to their sexual advances?” Yesterday, I was listening to a segment by one of my...

A Thriving Husband

Last night, on our date, Michael and I talked a little about the time when I was sick and how hard that was for him to watch me. Yet, we...

For Better, For Worse.

My husband, who is a chaplain in the Army Reserves was gone for 3 months this summer.  Now that the hubs is back and I’ve had more time...