I disagree, and still love you

Relationships are messy. Family, dating, friends, co-workers, you name it! Complicated relationships are everywhere, in every area of life. We all have someone in our lives who is challenging to be around, but we can't avoid either. How do we navigate these sticky situations? How do we respond to those conversations? How do we love…

We Belong Together – Book Review

(Affiliate links included in post below) I just finished reading Jerry Bridges' book True Community. This was my first time reading Jerry Bridges, even though I have heard many good things about his books. I was not disappointed. This book is essentially a "how to be the Church" book, as Bridges takes you through the…

Why I don’t tell my kids to “share”

I use the word share very sparingly. Instead, I say "give" or "play together". Here's why: I don't want my children to share. I want more. I want my children to love. I want their hearts to be so full of love, so geared toward loving others, that I don't have to tell them to share,…

Looking back and looking forward

For our family, 2017 began with many uncertainties. We had just welcomed our second baby into the world a few weeks before the year began, and we were looking at the chaos of having two under two, in a one bedroom apartment, with a very limited income. We began the year thinking: "how are we…