A child is born. A son given. His name shall be called. Wonderful Counselor. Mighty God. Everlasting Father Prince of Peace. When I call out for my eldest daughter, I may say, “Come here, Sweetie.” Or I may call her by her full name to get her full attention. She is called by many names: Sweetie, Sissy, Missy-Moo, Evi-girl, Virginia Eve, Evi Cope, Darling, Precious, ... Read More
Embracing your Calling, Community, and Challenges.
I write because I can’t not write. God gives me a story to share that my heart must birth into words that brings life. As my story finds its legs, crawling turns into walking and walking turns into running. Running towards something -- no, someone, holding a greater story than my own. The One who wrote my story in the first place. Jesus. I don’t know what will come of it-all. Honestly, ... Read More
It’s THAT time of year. Back-to-school. School supplies fill the front aisles of every store you walk into, notifying you that school is beginning even if you don’t have school-aged children. If you’re not checking off a school-supply list you will toss a few of those school supplies into your cart just because the prices are too good to pass-up. You’ll give them to a good cause ... Read More
Compassion for people is what compels me and it rings true in my heart as I process the weightiness of all the current events headlined in newspapers and floating through social media. I watched the most recent Planned Parenthood video released to the very end. My heart raced. I needed some fresh air, so I pried the window open. The warm thick air flooded-in, somehow allowing me to ... Read More
My husband found himself in the office of a neurologist this year. After a thorough examination the doctor, confidently, thought Andrew had MS. This led him down the road of ruling-things-out which meant appointments, blood tests, a spinal tap and 4 MRIs. I found myself clinging to my word, embrace. God showing me how to grab hold of truth in the midst of the uncertainty we were ... Read More
I write to share in all honesty but also to help propel people & myself forward. I'm coming off a challenging week. So I want to preface this post with the reality that trading-up is not always a simple choice when it's played out in the complexity of life. It's the middle of Summer and my husband and I came down with strep throat at the same time. This.is.the.worst. Both parents ... Read More