An Honest Resolution 

I wrote this New Year's Day 2015. I was sitting at the kitchen table early that morning looking back on the previous year, and I felt completely lost and hopeless. I regretted almost every decision I had ever made. In an attempt to pick myself up, I decided to dig down and try to write…

Oh, the Humanity! 

I'm sitting here in our new kitchen at our new house, it's raining outside, the dog is quietly laying on the rug at my feet; I have a cup of french press coffee next to me and I feel happy.  Saturday mornings are truly my favorite part of the week.  I am indeed a morning…

Me, Myself, and My Tattoo

Most of you know, but some probably aren't aware that I am a tattooed hooligan.  I got my very first tattoo back in August.  I had been saving up for a while, mostly birthday and Christmas money (thanks mom and dad!), and I had finally saved enough to pay for it.  For 5 years I…

Bumper Sticker Goals

I really like when people put bumper stickers on their cars to showcase their accomplishments. If I had run a half marathon or marathon I would totally put up a sticker to brag about it. This will never be the case, though, because I'm not a runner or athletic in any way, shape, or form.…

Robots and Wine 

Man, sometimes it feels so good to drink some wine and be a person. We take on so many roles; mother, father, employee, boss, student, daughter, wife.  We get caught up in the expectations of it all, and sometimes it takes a glass or two of wine to remember that we're a person with feelings…

Doubt, Change, and Hope

It's funny how God works.  Sometimes I think He must really get a kick out of watching us flounder around trying to figure things out when He knows exactly how everything will play out. For example, today I had a bomb dropped on me. Just when I thought life couldn't get any more tumultuous or uncertain,…