what to do when a bad day (or week or month…) strikes.

Bad days happen to all of us. But it doesn’t feel like that when they strike. It feels like everyone else is doing fine and I’m the only one who is a mess. And these days don’t always give a neat and tidy warning of when they’ll be arriving. There’s rarely a memo saying to clear my…

when you feel like you failed.

Recently my weeks of potty training efforts came up in a conversation. You know, the time that we had just moved and then a few weeks later, entered into about 6 incredibly intense weeks of working hard to teach new bodily skills and trying everything; lots of wet sheets and poop on the floor more…

full, simple & oh so rich.

On New Year’s Eve, I sat with my journal, feeling as though I should do some sort of reflection or resolution-making or some version of tribute to another year passing. But the truth is that I don’t love making resolutions. They seem to typically leave the Lord out of the process of change. And I…