Month: October 2013

Lovies and Teddy Bears

Since she was a newborn we have called my oldest, “Chloe-bear.” Now, she is 9 going on 16. She asked me recently to find her beloved teddy bear that she had as a toddler. I was surprised by the request, because sometimes she just seems so grown up and independent already. Somewhere in the many Read More

Cardinal Nation

Ten years ago, this Dallas girl got married and moved to St. Louis. Though born and raised in Texas, my husband had been working and living in St. Louis for a couple of years and he loved it. We decided this was an ideal place to continue living and hopefully raise a family someday. Besides Read More

The Very Best Words

“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24 After leading worship at church last weekend, a friend sent me an encouraging email. She said, “I love how you draw others into worship. ┬áThank you for giving of yourself when I know you don’t have very much to Read More


I don’t like being busy. It is stressful and frantic. In our culture, a busy lifestyle seems to be the norm and sometimes it even feels like it’s how we are “supposed” to live. I think it’s highly overrated. It steals the joy out of the day, takes the luster out of our living. It Read More