• 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,…

  • Growth,  Life

    There’s No Right Way to Live a Pandemic Life

    You’re doing this all wrong. It’s a phrase that goes through my mind more often than I’d like to admit. I wouldn’t describe myself as a perfectionist, but there are definitely plenty of moments when I’m filled with fear that I’m doing something wrong, or at least not doing it the right way. Yesterday I felt that feeling again, standing behind me and relentlessly tapping me on the shoulder. You’re doing it wrong. That feeling has enveloped me since the day I became a mom, so it didn’t necessarily come as a surprise. When Covid-19 first captured our attention, and then soon became the boss of all of us, it…