A Healing Word

One of LM’s first words was “Mama” which he chanted constantly, until somewhere around 18 months, where his chanting turned to only consisting of “Daddy” and “Ball-ball.” “Mama” was reserved for the occasional outburst when I (the Mama) would stop LM from participating in such fun activities like trying to throw all of Daddy’s shoes... Continue Reading →

An Experiment of Service

I love celebrating holidays, a lot. I think I get it from my mom, who always had our house decorated for each holiday and was known for making various colors of pancakes to commemorate each day: pink hearts for Valentines Day, green for St. Patrick's Day and so forth. Celebrating is in my blood. With... Continue Reading →

The Songs of Christmas

I once knew a couple who had a rule in their marriage that they could only give Christmas gifts to each other that they had made. They were also crazy talented people who could throw together all kinds creations with ease. I found this arrangement of theirs incredibly romantic. During one of our first Christmases... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Love

I've read a couple of interesting articles on the topic of love recently. There was this article, "The Peril of Not Dying for Love" which I could really relate to from my own single years. Then there was this post, "Why Marriage Ought to be Painful" which had some really interesting points. I don't consider myself... Continue Reading →

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