A Letter To Our Son, Who Just Broke His Arm


Parenting, Practice Gratitude

My son, you amaze me. This week you broke your arm jumping off a swing. It is thankfully not a bad break, but painful nonetheless. Always the cautious child, I was surprised the first time you showed me your new swing-jumping skill. I was so proud of you for trying something new, and a little riskier than […]

August 4, 2016

Practice Gratitude: The Grateful Tree


Practice Gratitude

I’m excited to share how our family has been recording our 59 days of gratitude. Last year, we used a gratitude calendar journal. This year, we chose to keep track of what we’re grateful for by writing on tags and hanging them on a tree. A grateful tree. While trying to figure out how to make our […]

November 30, 2015

“Thanks-Getting”?


Practice Gratitude

Today I enjoyed a quiet afternoon – football in the background, kids napping, husband nodding off on the couch. While prepping food for dinner, I reflected on how God is so good. And on how much a day of rest is needed. Sunday afternoons at home are a lovely gift. I wasn’t paying attention to the TV but […]

November 22, 2015

Practice Gratitude – And An Invitation.


Practice Gratitude

  As I wrote last year, I firmly believe that Thanksgiving is more than a meal with Turkey. In 2014, our family placed an extra focus on gratitude during the month of November. Our son and I filled out gratitude calendars. It was amazing to hear how our 4-year-old son could verbalize what he was thankful for and […]

November 2, 2015