How Do I Pray – a year later

It’s Advent, and the cold and still winter days tend to be a time of reflection for me. About a year ago I wrote about the fact that for the first time in my life I was actively trying to pray each day, i.e. setting anywhere from 2-30 minutes aside each day and some days,…

The Third Ode to a Mother’s Mourning

In a few weeks, I will return to work full time after having our third daughter. I’ve been lucky enough to have a 16 week parental leave with full pay which has allowed me to work a little bit the last month or so and to get everyone as ready as we’ll ever be for…

Scarlet Letter

For whatever reason, I have wanted to write about the topic of suffering since the beginning of the year. I realize it’s a weird topic to want to write about and quite honestly, I cannot personally attest to a lot of suffering in my life. In general and by the majority of the world’s standards,…

Friend Tryouts

I moved to Muncie after graduate school, after my now husband of 6 years proposed to me. To be completely honest, I never thought I would live in Muncie, IN. After attending Ball State University, it was pretty much the last city on my list; however, living abroad for several years made me realize life…