The rules

Our sweet boy has been having trouble staying quietly in bed at night, so Derek invented a few simple rules for him to follow. As he learned them, he added his own. I particularly like #6. P.S. Yes, he ripped the vinyl airplane on his wall off one night. Yes, we need...
Easter Monday ramblings

Easter Monday ramblings

The family, Easter 2014. The backstory: honestly, this was the most relaxed and beautiful Holy Week we’ve ever had, and although I say “relaxed” anyone who is in a pastor’s family will understand that what I mean by that term is not “we...

Better than most pop songs

Sophia’s latest song: I clap my hands so high in the air I am so excited for you to be there. Come on just come I can (can’t?) wait for you to see your surprise for you and me I am standing there waiting for you to come I have a surprise for you Come on...
Resilient

Resilient

When Sophia was little I worried that she might not have a conscience. She’d do something wrong, and, when the transgression was pointed out to her, would simply shrug it off. I wrung my hands over her more times than I could count. As she’s grown,...

Partners

Derek’s going to hate this post because we’ve had this conversation a zillion times, and it goes like this. Me: I wish I had a business partner. Him: You know what Dave Ramsey says about business partners. (Emphasis mine.) Me: I know…. And then I...