A first

I've wanted to do an Advent Calendar with my kids for minute now and have never gotten around to it. This year, I'm a couple days late but I figured out how to keep it low cost and fun--use items I already own (paper, ribbon, clips, tape, computer, printer, the wall) and only buy a …

Smart

One of my cousins is a neurosurgeon. Yes, that's right. He's a NEUROSURGEON. Now you think I'm even more amazing than before, right? By proxy, while I'm not a neurosurgeon, I must have some good genes unless all his smarts came from his mother. But after knowing his dad, my uncle, and the other siblings, …

A song

Confusion carved suspicion straight across my chest I heard you call my name Perfection choked the life out of my every breath I heard you call my name

The magic

I kept looking at the list of 2020 sermon topics, chosen because of what I've come to know. Conversations, the ability to listen to what's said and not said, showing up--you learn a lot. The longer I looked at the list, the less confident I felt. Surely, if this is a legitimate list, I'd be …