There is no other way to say it. Today was a bad day. We started off the third week of "distance learning" and the kids just didn't want to. I've read all sorts of wonderful things about letting go and recognizing that this is hard on kids too, blah blah blah. My husband thinks that … Continue reading A Bad, bad day
I wonder why it fills me with so much anxiety to do something I know I ought to do. On the one hand, it feels more comfortable to avoid the thing than do the thing. But on the other hand, it feels heavy to carry around something I know I need to do; getting it … Continue reading Do the Thing You Don’t Want To
My spiritual desire is to use the gifts God has given me to serve his Kingdom and to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. My selfish desire is to use the gifts God has given me to make money and receive honor as a great writer. It's currently popular to talk about balance - … Continue reading Using the Gifts He’s Given
One of the biggest struggles I've faced as a mom is recognizing, accepting, and getting a diagnosis of dyslexia for one of my children. This process was filled with uncertainty, guilt, worry, and incredible loneliness. I felt like I was on my own in researching and understanding why my daughter was struggling so much harder … Continue reading Early Warning Signs of Dyslexia
A few days ago, I proudly showed my mom the progress I've made on creating my blog website. She looked though it and then asked: who is going to read it? Ah, the big question. I'm not going to lie, it hurt a little when my mom asked it even though I've been asking myself … Continue reading Target Audience
I just received the most encouraging blog email from Jerry Jenkins, author of the Left Behind Series and dozens of other books. The email asked, "when can you call yourself a writer?" The long and short answer is, "when you actually write!" And so today is the day that I launch this blog and start … Continue reading Am I a writer?