Here you'll find current musings, as well as the archives from two blogs of yesteryear: YoungMarriedMom and What I Learned While Writing a Novel. Please comment and share. We love well when we are in conversation with one another. 


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Joyful and Triumphant

Saturday night, while John took the Christmas decorations from where they’d been stowed in our giant living room closet and I prepared dinner (which, coincidentally, was red, green, and white), we listened to Christmas music for the first time this season.   I love a good Mariah Carey or “Last Christmas” in December, but this […]

December 3, 2012

Faith, Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Your Rod and Staff Comfort Me

Over the past few months, we’ve heard a lot of tough news in our circles. Friends have lost a mother, a grandmother, a grandfather, and just yesterday we learned that friends of friends lost their two-year-old son. He went to sleep Sunday night and didn’t wake up Monday morning. What grief, what pain.   As […]

December 14, 2011

Faith, Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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The Light of the Season

Advent is probably my favorite liturgical season: it is filled with great anticipation and yet with tremendous joy.  Not only is a baby to be born, but the child is to be the Savior of the world!   Experiencing pregnancy this year has given me a special opportunity to consider Mary’s life in the months […]

December 15, 2010

Faith, Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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