Posture and Perspective

This past Christmas, a family member treated us to flights, and we gladly swapped the Minnesota tundra for the Florida tropics. At my mother-in-law’s home, we visited until 3:30 a.m., laughed ourselves hoarse, and overate cookies, prime rib, and toffee. We also slept...

Five Ways to Have a Merry Little Christmas

Our daughters were in elementary school when we took a Christmas road trip to Arizona to visit my husband’s snowbird parents. We left evergreens and snow for cacti and desert temps. And instead of a traditional Minnesota celebration with extended family, we served...

My Pastor-Husband

This is nothing like a sister-wife. But I believe that having a pastor-husband saved me from the brink of nearly losing myself to postpartum anxiety after the birth of my second child. My steady, anchoring husband has always been the one in our relationship with two...

When We’re Bent Low – An Easter Story

The first Easter after we received my son’s autism diagnosis, I remember watching him anxiously attempting to stay a step ahead of his cousins as they all ran around the yard searching for eggs, plastic pails bouncing and spilling as little legs bent low to peek into...

Recalibration

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,” Philippians 3:13. The start of a new year is an important time for recalibrating and refocusing on the...