Giving Thanks · Journaling · Worship

…as this season of the journey ends…

One year ago, I began what I called my “Journey to Forty.” It was my year of restoration in preparation for the start of what is commonly accepted as the second half of life. I began a journaling project where I would learn to write all that I heard from the Lord as I sought… Continue reading …as this season of the journey ends…

COVID-19 · Giving Thanks · Worship

[COVID-19 Diaries] Good Friday…so Much More Than I Thought…

Growing up in a Christian home (attending church since even before I was born), the story of Jesus dying for my sins on the cross, as well as the subsequent rising from the grave on the third day, was an accepted fact. It was the story that we banked our entire lives (and afterlife) on.… Continue reading [COVID-19 Diaries] Good Friday…so Much More Than I Thought…

Family · Giving Thanks · Marriage · Parenthood

Fifteen Years Together (A “Stream of Consciousness” Love Letter)

To the love of my life…my very own Gilbert Blythe: Today marks a significant moment in our lives as our paths on this journey called “life” converged. Fifteen years ago today, we took each other’s hand and began walking this journey together. Save for a brief moment, less than 24 hours, in the vast number… Continue reading Fifteen Years Together (A “Stream of Consciousness” Love Letter)

Family · Giving Thanks · Marriage · Parenthood

REPRISE: In Honor of Father’s Day…

This is a post I wrote on September 25, 2014…just three months shy of welcoming my firstborn into the world. Even back then, I knew that this guy… …would be one fantastical father. (That’s right, I said “fantastical.”) Going back and reading this post, and then seeing some of the photos from the past 2.5… Continue reading REPRISE: In Honor of Father’s Day…

Giving Thanks · Month-in-Review

Reprioritizing: It’s been a rough (and joyous) road…

It was a long Spring. I’m sure all of you have had one of (or a multitude) of days/weeks/months/years where you feel utterly drained and exhausted. “Life” during that time period┬ácompletely sapped you of all energy and emotional strength. Some are still in the middle of their struggles, with no “light at the end of… Continue reading Reprioritizing: It’s been a rough (and joyous) road…