How do you love?

How do you love? Each of us has a love language according to Dr. Chapman. We love differently when our child is two years old than when they are 32 years old. The love is the same; yet, the way we love looks different. As you reflect on the many relationships you’ve been involved in…

Music, Food, and B&B: Explore Richmond

Check in was at 3:00 so we decided to go out for lunch in Richmond, VA. We had not been to Bottom’s Up Pizza in years so we decided to go there for a yummy lunch. Their pizza never disappoints. I believe it’s their crust that makes the difference. It seems buttery with savory seasonings….

God Provides

Life. Breath. The moment you enter this world, your first breath and cry announces your existence from womb to world. You are here. Death. Final breath. The moment you leave this world you exhale, and, in a final moment, you are announced to your eternal Hope-face to face with Jesus. We are not privy to…

Edges

One of my favorite scenes in Shrek is when the donkey says, “I’m a donkey on the edge!” He had taken all that he could take and finally exploded on Shrek. My husband and I read a morning prayer from Every Moment Holy by McKelvey. The responsive reading asked us to consider allowing the day…

One year ago

One year ago today my youngest came home. She was in a recovery residential place called Veritas Collaborative to heal and restore. One year ago, she was fighting for her life and now, today, she is full of life and hope for her future. She decided to celebrate by meal planning, shopping for groceries, and…

Look around, look around

You’ve done this if you have Facebook. You get the notification “you have memories”. Some days it can be a long scrolling memory lane and other times just a few. This morning was my youngest singing, That Would Be Enough from Hamilton. Some days we scroll and move on, and other days we are filled…

Stay Curious and Hopeful

“Choosing to be curious is choosing to be vulnerable because it requires us to surrender to uncertainty. It wasn’t always a choice; we were born curious. But over time, we learn that curiosity, like vulnerability, can lead to hurt. As a result, we turn to self-protecting—choosing certainty over curiosity, armor over vulnerability, and knowing over…

What do you see?

I’m not sure what to title this one. I’ll decide after I journal. Awhile back, I went to Highland Retreat for a spiritual retreat. I went by myself with tons of opportunities to read, create, sing, and walk in nature. One particular morning, I went for a walk that was recommended by the center’s manager….

Three Little Birds

There are God spaces in the universe. The portal between heaven and earth. The Spirit calls to us when we sit in the quiet. Although, I do recognize Him, my Abba Father, in the chaos of a 6 year old birthday, a work conference filled with passionate people, and throughout the busy of the day….

Graduation 2022

Looking back, a friend and soul sister, shared this memory of our daughters singing a duet, “In His Eyes”. We were in a state of “awe” as they delivered their recital piece to us. Keep singing and supporting each other. The night before graduation and after graduation practice that day, her friends went to Build…