Scrolling through social media, I feel helpless. No. Not helpless. Hopeless. Yes. That’s it. The light and hope evaporated from one of the few social outlets I have had during this shutdown. Even though stores and restaurants are opening, the expectation of social distancing has left an emptiness in my spirit, and Satan is preying … Continue reading Straining for Praise
It is time to be honest about how I am really doing. As I giggled through the movie Into the Spider-verse the other day with my boys, I began thinking about this shelter-in-place. It feels like we have been sucked through a blackhole and catapulted into an alternate reality. My house, my job, my town … Continue reading This Is NOT Me!
Author Sarah Sundin Avid readers are always looking for the next good read, and when they find an author they love, they gobble up the words of each volume with eager enthusiasm. Such is the case with historical fiction author Sarah Sundin. Since the debut of her first book, A Distant Melody, in 2010, Sundin … Continue reading Past to Present – An Interview with author Sarah Sundin
It wasn’t what they expected. It was hard to ignore the disappointment in their eyes. One hundred and eight days since Christmas. Fifty-eight days since Valentine’s Day. And today’s celebration was a bit less than they’d anticipated. Sure, the boys each had a little Easter basket. By the time I’d rubbed the sleepiness from my … Continue reading The Next Big Thing
As I make plans for my son’s 11th birthday, I think about how simple the celebration will be this year. In years past, family and friends gathered at our home to bust open a piñata, engage in pool-noodle battles on the grassy hill of our yard, or soak each other with water balloons. Then a … Continue reading Simple Things