Faith journey · Personal growth

God blessed me even when I was a reluctant giver

On a regular outing for coffee, I ended up getting unexpectedly blessed when I tried to bless someone else. I had thirty minutes to myself before picking up the kids, and I was determined to use it productively: get my coffee, sit down, scroll through Instagram, and spend the last few minutes staring out into… Continue reading God blessed me even when I was a reluctant giver

Faith journey · Raising kids

Abdominal migraine on our way to Legoland

On our latest vacation, Ellis ended up getting hospitalized for abdominal migraine again. This happened the first day of our long-awaited trekk to Legoland, San Diego. Fortunately our plan involved an overnight stay at my parent's house, because at 1 a.m. I was frantically googling to find a new children's hospital that had extensive experience… Continue reading Abdominal migraine on our way to Legoland

Faith journey

C. S. Lewis’ excerpt clarifies some of Easter’s mysteries

Lately I've been reading a book titled A Year with C. S. Lewis: each day gives a short excerpt from one of his many works. I've always been his fan, but understanding his writing is challenging. This new book breaks down his ideas into bite-sized bits, and his writings about Easter is enlightening. When I… Continue reading C. S. Lewis’ excerpt clarifies some of Easter’s mysteries

Faith journey · Personal growth

A birthday drama for Elliot with sister getting sick again

Right next to our parking spot was this tiny orange flower. It stood out brightly against my harried and overwhelming afternoon. Ellis suddenly had another stomach episode that had her throwing up in the carseat. Another bout was imminent and parking was congested. I sighed. A heavy one. In that moment I just told myself… Continue reading A birthday drama for Elliot with sister getting sick again