Being present in the age of apps

When I learned our theme for MOPS was living life to the full, my mind immediately went to the idea of being present. Present for my kids, my husband, my friends…even being present for myself. I just knew that this fairly attainable notion was not the current reality in my life, and I’d venture many…

grace under fire

I spent all day rejecting grace, until it burst into flames.  I was in the darkest depths of not living up to my own pre-Thanksgiving expectations when my husband yelled out “FIRE!”  The day before turkey day, furiously washing dishes at the sink while murmuring my frustrations about everything going wrong, his shout caught my…

Behind the beauty

You see the photograph on your social media feed. She had time to make her own bread? She had time to plait it? She had time to obnoxiously stage the braid, AND post the picture? You do one of 3 things: Keep on scrolling, indifferent to the landscape of curated aesthetics. Secretly judge her, perhaps…

Laps in the kitchen

I know God hears me as I pace the kitchen at 3:00 in the morning, my newborn son nestled against my chest in the stretchy knit of a baby wrap. It’s become our new routine, me groggy from a few weeks that have felt like one never-ending day, He faithful and encouraging. I feel His…

He needed it more

It had been a day. The demanding, whining, limit pushing kind of day. The counting down until bedtime kind of day. You know, where you start fantasizing about how you’ll spend your time once the kids are asleep? It was about forty minutes before bedtime, a Netflix marathon of Great British Baking Show dangling right…