Taken by ambulance – you won’t believe what happened next!

It started with a ferocious leg cramp. Like a  charley horse on steroids, it hit the muscle in my shin. Never felt anything like it. Whined like a baby as Brian tried to stretch and massage it. I stood up and hobbled around the room. Finally sat on the steps leading upstairs and planted my […]

When broken things get fixed

It doesn’t always happen. Sometimes broken things stay broken for a million different reasons. But our God is working, He is always working – and hope, life… and even sweet, godly romance are possible! Check our story out here.

Give up, little mouse! It’s hopeless! Or is it?

The little guy wouldn’t give up. Brian, Hannah (my niece) and I watched as the tiny mouse reached from underneath the fireplace to grab one of Savannah’s balls. He pulled, he yanked and it just wouldn’t fit. I filmed him. Added some goofy commentary. We laughed harder (see the 20 second video Here). That little […]

Gorillas, alligators and a monster mouse – what a weekend!

It was our first adventure in a camper. It all went well, if you don’t count my mini meltdown. 🙂 We saw Gorillas, a crazy huge mouse and ate s’mores. Here’s a 5 minute snapshot of our adventures – would love your thoughts on other family building ideas!

Form-fitting gear, medals and turtle dreams

I’m sporting this shirt for luck today. Tomorrow I’ll be wearing this. Not to church. Did that last week and it was sooooo awkward. I’m actually wearing it to my very first Aquabike race, triathlon style. 750m swim, 20k bike, 750m swim. I’m ready, I think. Except they have this weird rule in racing triathlons […]

Savannah, Justin Bieber and a Dark Night

I’m 45 years old and I downloaded a Justin Bieber song. It’s true. Sure it was a while ago, but the lyrics came to mind this week. As long as you love me, we could be starving, we could be homeless, we could be broke. Now that’s sweet. This last weekend Brian and I went […]

This Christian, atheist and ex-military guy walk into a…

We’re like the start of a bad joke: An atheist, a Jesus-lover, an artist, a teacher and an ex-military guy walk into a bar… Only it’s no bar. We met at the dog park and (most) every Monday night we walk into a coffee shop or someone’s home to talk writing. They’re my writer’s group—and […]