Doing what matters in the now

Doing what matters in the now

  What will matter one day? I’ve asked myself this question a lot recently. I asked it one night as my husband rested in the CCU after open-heart surgery. Suddenly a lot of things that seemed important the day before held little weight. This is not unusual. When...

The beauty of battle scars

Richard pulled a T-shirt over his head this morning. As he did, I couldn’t help but look at the pink scar angling down the center of his chest. Our littles are fascinated by it. They have decided such a grand scar needs a tattoo. Maybe a Unicorn horn or a sword. As I...

When it feels like too much

I recently found out that I had cancer. . . again. The very next Monday my husband called me from his car. “Babe, something’s wrong.” He was on the way to the emergency room with pressure and pain in his chest, worse than anything he had ever experienced. “I don’t...
It’s not in our control. . .

It’s not in our control. . .

Have you ever had a dream and it didn’t work out? You did all the things. You worked hard. But it didn’t turn out the way you thought. A few years ago, I prayed for the right words to come for the book I was writing. That book was like a baby in the womb as it went...