The Invisible Man

I recently had the opportunity to take my daughter and her sweet friend to a Lauren Daigle concert. It was her birthday present; you know 'experiences and not stuff' and all of that really awesome sounding parenting paraphernalia. I like to pretend that I'm totally rocking this whole anti-materialistic parenting technique thing, you know? So [...]

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Let It Snow

Today is November 13th. We live in south Texas. Those two things are of great importance to this story. You see, one week ago today the kids and I were at an outdoor festival. It was steaming hot. The temperature reached a disagreeable 86 degrees with 98% humidity. Pleasant? No. Typical? Sadly, yes. That's why [...]

Mommy, Did You Ever Love Me at All?

It's Mother's Day. The social media feeds are stock full of the smiling faces of my friends and their moms. There are endless sentiments of devotion, gratitude, and love. And I absolutely love it. I wouldn't dream of denying that kind of immense joy to anyone. It's pure, beautiful, sweet. But it's also a mixed bag for me. [...]

Tears for a Man No One Cared Abouti

I am sitting here with tears streaming down my cheeks tonight. I cannot stop the floodgate that has opened up, and honestly I don't want to. The tears are for a man that no one cared about. But that's not entirely true. I did. His name was Danny Pilcher. He was homeless - one amongst [...]

Because of Some Blankets

We hear a lot of stories these days about hatred, violence, destruction, death. I am loathe to turn on the news because it is chock full of these things and utterly depressing. It often feels like we are living a lost cause and that the good has fled from the hearts of all humanity. The [...]