Don’t Get Weary

This is a shout out to everyone who feels like life just keeps kicking them in the teeth, day in and day out. To the people who are doing their best to keep their heads above water, their hearts in the right place, and their families from dying on the vine. This is for everyone… Continue reading Don’t Get Weary

How to Be Thankful

I struggle with being thankful, which sucks because, as a Christian, thankfulness is supposed to be a crucial piece of my life. I am grateful for the good things in my life — Rachel, Ella, Jon, an awesome job, great friends, a fantastic church — but thankfulness extends beyond just what we enjoy. It also… Continue reading How to Be Thankful

Play With Me, Daddy

“Play with me, daddy.” I must hear that a couple hundred times a day. Sometimes, I’m ready to play, and it’s tickle fights, wrestling matches, Avengers figures, cars and trucks until we can’t stand it any longer. Other times, I’m not so ready to play, and I try to beg off. If you’re a parent,… Continue reading Play With Me, Daddy

A Sock Monkey, Anxiety and An Answered Prayer

Today was one of those days – the kind where the weight of the world settles in on your shoulders and makes you realize just how fragile you really are. I woke up from a horrible dream (I can’t begin to describe it, but suffice it to say it involved a man in Sock Monkey… Continue reading A Sock Monkey, Anxiety and An Answered Prayer

Leaving a Legacy

I’m just going to start this little blog post and then send it out into cyberspace, knowing that I’ll have to come back and rewrite or add or possibly even turn it into a book. Who knows? But I just got done reading the blog of one of my former students, Abbie Reynolds (yes, I… Continue reading Leaving a Legacy