3/52 small group

Six years of life. 156 times around the table.  Countless prayers & hundreds of emails. We’ve rejoiced over babies, longed for babies, mourned babies. We’ve shared great parent teacher conferences, encouraged one another with struggling students and prayed for our kid’s classrooms. We’ve cried over jobs–needing a job, hating a job, wishing for a job and…

what is your dream?

“Where people where hurting, he stepped in to help. Sometimes it didn’t go well, but he kept going. Some days were hard, but he kept going. Love does that, it keeps going. Even when things are dark. Things won’t always be awesome, but your response can be. Isn’t it cool that we can change things?…

our garden was eaten by a jungle.

It was early June before we got our garden planted and it seemed as though nothing would ever grow. My friends would boast of their dinnertime feasts–beans, lettuce, broccoli–all homegrown and delicious. I admit it, I was green with envy. Daily, I would walk to the backyard, whispering sweet nothings to our plants, urging them to grow….

Celebrating my royal princess.

We’re not ashamed to admit we’ve been captivated with the Royal baby. We’ve had more fun guessing if it would be a boy or a girl, when it would be born, what he/she would be named, etc. There’s something so magical about being part of the royal family: the glitz & glitter, the pomp & circumstance,…