Best Intentions

I plan. I pack. I prepare. I make lists. I lay out my clothes for the morning. I prep breakfast the night before. I have espresso waiting on my nightstand. Despite all my best intentions, my plans often fail. Or at least require modification. For instance, I planned on gong for my 5 mi tempo … More Best Intentions

A Mother’s Joy

The heart of a home is the kitchen. This was certainly true in my life. As one of the oldest children in a family of eight kids, I spent a great deal of time helping Mom prep, bake, and cook meals. By the time I was 14, I could easily make an entire dinner for … More A Mother’s Joy


On Easter Sunday, my pastor’s wife took a few moments after the service to ask how I was doing, and asked about my job. Tonight, my husband and I had a heart to heart talk about how we were doing as a couple, and it provided me with the opportunity to put into words the … More Compromise