Category: Writing

Missing God in the Story

{A little background, I read The Shack in 2010 after it had reached it’s peak in popularity among Christian circles. I was volunteering in our church bookstore at the time and vividly remember the masses talking about the story as being beautiful and faith-changing. I didn’t read it for a long time because I’m slow to jump on bandwagons. Read More

Riding the Wave

  My oldest went to her first church youth camp this weekend. I know it’s just for a weekend, but I miss her. Not just the “it’s my kid, I’m required to say that” kind of thing. But I mean, I really miss her. Getting to know your kiddo is pretty cool. I love the Read More

This is the church

Church. It seems like it was always a part of my vocabulary. I grew up in church. After learning about Jesus, I asked to be baptized at the age of nine in our Bible church. I sat in “big church” before I could walk and began taking sermon notes by the time I was seven. Read More

He is

  (He is in) the air the storm the whisper of someone close   (He is in) the stillness the silence the stirring of love settling within my bones   (He is in) the sound only my heart can hear – familiar yet unknown the murmur that awakens spirits of stone   (He is in) the Read More


  I read an article the other day about world changers and the 5 things they “should” do before they are 35. You can read it here – I know it may be subjective, but as I was reading it I mentally checked off each one for my husband because he has these down and Read More

Mr. John – What the Bus Driver Taught Me

Yet another school year behind us and two more school supply lists already in front of me. (No lie.) Summer is here! This past school year, the girls got a new bus driver and although we have liked them all, this year’s was our favorite. I think he reminded the girls of their grandpa. He Read More

Fixer Upper

I struggled this year to overcome the “sick girl” persona that my diagnosis labeled me. There are many things that having a chronic illness makes incredibly difficult and finding a job was one of them. But God has truly given me a peace that passes all understanding. I’m learning that he has equipped me with a Read More

The Last

When I was pregnant with “Baby LeBlanc #2,” as she was called for most of my pregnancy because she wouldn’t cooperate for sonograms (so they could only give us about a 40% accuracy of her gender) I was in a state of “mommy bliss” I guess you could say. At the time, I never thought she would be Read More

Chasing Childhood

At dinner, my daughter ate 7 hot wings and what was left on her sister’s plate. She has recently perfected the one handed cartwheel. She went to a playdate where her best friend since Kindergarten talked about “getting married and having three children someday” while he pushed her on the swing-set. She will turn 8 Read More

Through the Lens of Love

I often think in terms of loss with this disease. I feel robbed of  what was supposed to be the best years of my life. Stolen days, remnants of a social life, distant dreams, and goals that have taken a backseat to my health. My purpose,  passions, ambitions – all  vanished. I will never get the Read More

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