Poetry Rice

One summer, I went to Nicaragua with a bunch of teenagers. We only had 10 days, so we did our best to prepare for our journey. We knew we were being led by a tiny town’s group of moms (like a PTA) to add an addition onto the one school in town. We knew we’d…

Happy Easter! (for 50 days)

Easter Sunday is one day. The Easter Season, however, is 7 weeks long. It begins with Easter Sunday (April 21 this year) and concludes June 8, the day before Pentecost Sunday. We have a lot more rejoicing and celebrating to do! How do we keep the Easter party going? There are many ways to stay…

Walking Through Mud

My best friend and I had waited an entire year to attend this giant summer family music festival. We had saved our money, planned all of the travel details and bought a few new outfits for this long weekend event. Walking the two miles from our hotel to the festival grounds, we were so excited…

Wait On and Wait For?

The waiting is the hardest part Every day you see one more card You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part… Tom Petty isn’t wrong. Actually, this song pops into my head any time I’m in a WAITING period of life. What are you waiting for? Medical tests to…

Light it up Blue

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, AND it’s Royals baseball season. So many reasons to Light it up Blue! Is there a person living with autism in your life? Some of my favorite people on this planet have shown me the width and depth of life…and they also were on the autism spectrum. May we…

Is church worth it?

I have this saying…There are a million reasons to leave a church, but there are always a million and ONE (+) reasons to stick with it. Being a part of a church community can be really hard… It can be hard to find your place, to fit in. It can take FOREVER to not get…