Memorial Stones

In the Old Testament of the Bible,¬†people were encouraged to make memorials at places where God did miraculous things. Often, these were made of stone and meant to be permanent reminders for¬†future generations of what God had done in that place. I think we are wise to create similar memorials in our own lives, whether …

Love from Eli, Carrie Fisher

As the Mom of a houseful of Star Wars fans, I was sad to hear that Carrie Fisher died today. I know the Internet will be saturated with tributes to her, but I wanted to share our story, too. It meant a lot to me that she and her brother took the time to make …

A First Homecoming

Sitting out under the stars, waiting for Eli’s homecoming dance to end, I feel completely out of place. Dozens of much older-looking teens mill about in their Sunday best, making me feel even less like I belong here. My son is just a freshman. Fourteen years old. He doesn’t look like these young adults yet. …

The Longest Night

Exactly one month ago, at this hour, this was my view: I posted it on my social media and called it “The Longest Night” because it absolutely was. Longer than a night of labor. Longer than all those nights with a screaming newborn at the breast. Longer than nights spent comforting a feverish child. Sitting …