What is your Emotional Color Palette?

Within the context of a day I can cover a lot of emotional ground and not realize the toll it takes until I lay in bed at night with a numb heart. I used to think numb emotions resulted from lack of caring, but over the years I’ve realized it results from too many unresolved…… Continue reading What is your Emotional Color Palette?

Willing to Fail

Is it too late to say Happy New Year? January needs all the happiness it can get, in my opinion. I love new beginnings: unsharpened pencils, that first sip of a steamy chai latte, new journals, blank canvases, new years, new seasons, and new opportunities… Today’s word of the year is yesterday’s resolution. I love the…… Continue reading Willing to Fail

Because December…

  Because December comes, I will be awake. I will proclaim God’s glory in the light of day because December nights are long. Roll down the windows, shake your slumbered senses awake, and remember the joy of living. December has a way of rattling our false sense of permanency, doesn’t it? We turn over our calendars to…… Continue reading Because December…

5 Things I’m Not Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Thoughts of gratitude are flowing thick in our house, which also brings to mind a few things I’m not feeling particularly thankful for this year… 1. Coffee- it has been about eight years since you first showed up at our house and now I can’t get you to leave. You’re demanding, pretentious, and bitter.…… Continue reading 5 Things I’m Not Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Raising Lifelong Readers (with book lists!)

In one fell swoop reading great books enhances our children’s relational, academic, social, emotional, and creative intelligences. A story can take us to the end of our own experiences and beyond; into worlds of imagination where we’d never dreamed of going on our own. For thirteen years I’ve been sharing my love of stories with my…… Continue reading Raising Lifelong Readers (with book lists!)