The Jennifer Jones Principle

The Jennifer Jones Principle

I’ve always said that my husband could never work from home. He’s far too social to feel fulfilled home officing. And, if I’m being honest, we’re both too high strung, strong-willed, and opinionated to ever be relationally successful working in the same vicinity all...
Don’t Settle for Close Enough

Don’t Settle for Close Enough

We have a lovely three-season porch where we eat most of our meals in the summer. It’s also where I go to pray and read in the mornings. I have a lovely view of the lake and can breathe the cool morning air . . . it’s comfortable . . . it’s...
When We Don’t Trust That God is Good

When We Don’t Trust That God is Good

A date night. A brief one, but a date nonetheless. The kids were finally old enough to be dropped off at church on Wednesday nights. Now my husband and I could finally get a much-needed hour and a half alone! We arrived at church early, in time to settle the kids in...
Starting to Slouch

Starting to Slouch

I first noticed it sitting on the bleachers in high school. It worsened standing on my feet for hours on end when I worked at the dry cleaners. And with each pregnancy and subsequent stint nursing, it further deteriorated. By baby number five, it was done for –...
How to Make the Most of Easter in Quarantine

How to Make the Most of Easter in Quarantine

Social Distancing has changed much about our daily routines over the last several weeks. I hope that you have found some beauty in a simplified lifestyle and are starting to see a rhythm in this new, temporary normal. However, this has disrupted many celebrations...