No hard feelings

This song has me undone. In case you’re not a raving fan, the Avett Brothers released their new album last Friday, on Jonathan’s sixth birthday, to be exact, and being a raving fan myself, I immediately plunked down $10 for my digital version. I already...
The gray area between sickness and health

The gray area between sickness and health

Last weekend I scheduled a playdate for Sophia. Background: Sophia doesn’t get many playdates due to the sheer number and amount of things we have going on. She’s not an only child. We’re juggling work, kids activities, church functions, and very...

Consuming part 2

My mom pointed out that she used her iPad for some highly valuable activities yesterday, like doing Lenten devotions. I suppose that kind of consumption should be distinct from what I’m talking about in the negative sense: the consumption of tweens and teens are...

Creating vs Consuming

I’m reading a fantastic new book (the details of which I’ll spare you because Derek has had to hear them all) by two business and tech guys who are at the top of their fields. One of them has a dozen kids, and he wrote a section called “How the Hell...

Fragile

I used to have resolve and grit and determination and resilience inside that propelled me forward no matter the circumstances, but lately my core of steel seems to have been replaced by a wall of glass that was shattered in the accident and glued back together, whole...
Dark thoughts with light at the end of the tunnel

Dark thoughts with light at the end of the tunnel

I fully expected my father to chastise me either publicly or privately for a section of my last post, specifically the part about understanding objectively that Jesus died for all, but, reflecting on the moment of terror when the car was upon me, having devilish...