three years in | three things i’ve learned

Tomorrow we begin our 4th year here in Waynesville, NC. Three years ago today we moved from Summerville, SC, leaving behind family, friends, our church community, jobs and everything we’ve known for a lifetime, all because God asked us to. Three full years have...

goodbye 2017 . . . hello 2018

Many of you have already posted or tweeted or social media’d (you’re welcome for THAT new word) your OneWord focus or even your list of goals for 2018.  I’m late to the game. Partially because I’ve been revamping my website and partially...

navigating disappointment well

No one likes disappointment. I know I don’t. There’s something so cruel about getting your hope up only to have it crushed in one quick, fatal blow. If you’re like me, you probably find yourself saying the right things to try and soften the blow, but...

happy birthday to me

So I’m 46 today. Honestly, 46 isn’t a special birthday – I’m not 40 (been there done that) and I’m not 50 (dear Lord that’s so close I can’t even think about it right now). I’m just 46. But this past year, especially...

I blinked and you’re 21.

Dear Haley, Happy 21st birthday, Pooh! Can you believe it? Do you remember all the conversations we would have about how you couldn’t wait to be 16, 18, and now 21?  Well here you are! You are 21 today. It really does seem like yesterday I was in the hospital...

Desert Seasons and 2nd Chances

There’s something so amazing about 2nd chances.  Maybe something happened and your world crumbled because you messed up, failed or maybe, just maybe it wasn’t your fault at all. But you walk away from that particular situation/season and wonder,...