Tag: Intentional Living

Days of Grace

Some nights it’s all I can do to make it downstairs before I cry. Some days are so much longer than my patience…so much tougher than my spirit…so much harder than I dreamed. Sometimes I can’t bear the thought of another day, let alone twelve-ish more years of […]

My Little Piece of the Puzzle

I mentioned recently that I’m starting some new blogging endeavors, and said that I would tell you more about that soon. It’s all still kind of gelling together in my mind, and I’m still not exactly certain where I’m going or what I’m doing. But here’s the thing: When […]

Another Imperfect Beginning

Hi, friends! I hope you’re doing well and are either settling back into your new-school-year routines or are enjoying what’s left of your summer. Here in my corner of the world we’re finishing up our first full week of the school year. (Read: we’re all exhausted, routines are […]

Today and Tomorrow

We’re nearly three months into the school year, and I still feel like I’m pretending. We’ve gone from the blistering heat of August to the cool, leaf-blowing breezes of October, and I still don’t feel like this is real. For ten weeks now I’ve driven the same road […]

Grace, Freely Given

The first day of school, she climbed into the back seat with her oversized (yet floppy with emptiness) pink backpack.

“They said our name weird! I didn’t know it was MY NAME they were saying!”

I smiled and kind of chuckled as I told her, “Yeeeeah, sweetie…..that’s going to happen.”

Our Deepest Need

I recently heard about an elementary school trend moving across the country. A little boy in Pennsylvania apparently saw other children at his school missing out on fun at recess because they didn’t have anyone to play with. For one reason or another, they sat alone rather than […]

We Will Follow

If spoken words can have flashing lights, these did. And if they can come at a person like blazing darts, these did just that. “We are all disciples of something,” he said. “Whether we’re following Jesus or not, we’re all disciples.” And for a few minutes, I retreated […]