• Faith,  Growth,  Life,  Peace,  Teens

    A Few Lessons I’ve Learned This Fall

    I’m taking inspiration from one of my favorite authors, Emily P. Freeman. Her blog is a breath of fresh air and I instantly feel relaxed after reading her posts or listening to her podcast. Another author I adore is Melanie Shankle who adds just the right amount of real-life to everything she writes. In fact, in the latest episode of The Big Boo Cast (episode 212), she mentioned that the two things have saved her through this season are Jesus and learning she could substitute vodka in a margarita. I can’t express how much I appreciate her real-ness. I’m just saying, it’s so healthy to be real every now and…

  • grace,  Growth,  Life,  Peace

    Needing Some Peace? He’s Got You Covered.

    Here in Northern Colorado, wildfires are burning uncontrollably. Dry air, no rain, and just plain bad luck have left us with hazy day after hazy day. Sometimes we can even see bits of ash floating down when we venture outside. It all feels so metaphorical for 2020, doesn’t it? And still, we continue to encounter bumps along this already potholed road. Several weeks ago, we were enjoying some cooler summer days. Then the announcement of a hybrid model for school gave us a little bounce in our step. After months of isolation, we were thrilled with the hope of progress and our kids getting out of the house. After all,…