believing wider.

In a recent letter to a friend, I confessed my envy and comparison of someone dear to me. I was ashamed of my gut response after learning someone else’s joyous news. I found myself yearning after what she had been gifted. But in that letter exchange, I couldn’t help but notice that my gut response…

5 things for 5 years: Open hands

We celebrated our anniversary this July. I can hardly believe it’s been five years; five full years that feel overflowing with the hard and good, grace and suffering, joy and grief, dreams buried and dreams come true. Five years feels significant in a way I wanted to celebrate and reflect on. I love lists, so…

what I’ve been reading, October 2018.

I recently did “friend speed-dating” with other mamas at church. One of our prompted questions had me talking about the book I was currently reading. As I felt the smile spread across my face, I couldn’t help but pay attention to the way I felt alive and happy, sharing about what I’ve been reading.  As…

when the internet is a beautiful place.

Sometimes I really dislike the internet. Anyone else? Some days it feels like the breeding ground for comparison and wounding friends & strangers alike. It can feel hard to bear witness to the thoughtless cruelty or my own envious thoughts that come about from time scrolling through posts. But in September, I participated in a…