In remembrance: I am one of the women silently grieving the loss of a baby

This post was originally sent as a Live Action email on October 15, 2020, for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.  The spotting started while we were out of town celebrating my brother’s wedding.  I frantically googled every day, playing doctor while the whisper of fear started to form a knot in my stomach. Four…

The Hypocrisy of Modern Feminism

Last week, the President nominated a woman to fill the newly vacant seat on the Supreme Court and feminists everywhere cheered. Once again, a woman would be presiding on the highest court of the land, bringing her impressive legal history and intellect to bear on some of the most consequential cases of our time. She…

The Death of RBG in a Time of Incivility

By now you probably know that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday.  I don’t line up with all, or probably many, of her ideologies. But what I can absolutely admire and applaud is that she was a woman raised in poverty who didn’t let her beginnings make her a victim. She was a…

The Only Way Forward During This Chaos

Y’all still standing? What a couple of weeks this has been. Or perhaps longer. In quarantine, time stands still and yet somehow, we’re nearly half way through June. I have been sitting here for days (weeks?), trying to put words together to say something about the social unrest, about the searing wounds opened and bleeding…

A Key To Sanity in the Midst of the Virus

As an achiever, Enneagram 1, ENTJ or whatever else box my personality supposedly checks, I have a tendency to drift towards Getting. Things. Done.  In this season of quarantine, I’m finding myself drawn towards the projects and to-do lists and annoyed with what disrupts my flow or keeps me from doing what I want. Mainly,…

Judas Missed It. Don’t You Forget It.

First Girl asks me at breakfast, why would Jesus pick Judas if he knew he'd be a thief and a traitor? And why didn’t Judas go back to Jesus when it was all said and done, asking for forgiveness? Truth be told, I’ve never thought through that first question in my life. And that second…

Monday Motivation: Can a Season Be Both Good AND Hard?

I'm wiping up one kid's throw-up in the middle of the night when I finally concede that this is a hard season we're walking through. It snuck up on us and now we're smack in the middle trying to survive each day and not let the whole circus come crashing down. When you've walked through…

How Are You Measuring Your Impact?

Friday mid-morning I head to the mailbox, already discouraged by the few hours of too fast starts, emotional melt downs (mine and the minis) and being a tired, less than gracious mama. Sitting in the pile of car ads and political mailers is a note, a lifeline. In the midst of the swirling, there comes…

Are You Missing This Key to Your Growth?

I'm sitting across from this sweet old man who celebrated his 80th birthday with a water ballon fight. Because life is short and should be fun. We're in the office of the company he built from scratch in the heart of Texas, a company that pulls in millions of revenue in manufacturing. The secret to…