Love Your Childless Life (you are allowed!)

You are allowed . . . – to have a fullness of joy. Now. Right now, in your childless present, without a footnote about waiting for blessings to be fulfilled in the eternities. – to glory in uninterrupted sleep, dry-clean only clothes, poisonous ornamental plants, nice furniture, and electronics on low shelves. – to cuddle babies…

Having an Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving isn’t until next month but I’m going to get a head start on it. I first heard of gratitude journals a few years ago. I thought it was a great idea. So I started keeping a daily log of 3+ things that I am thankful for. I had been struggling (& still do struggle…

What Are You Going to Choose?

It’s that time of year again! The time when we eat turkey, hang out with family and feel super grateful for things. In my primary, every November, we make a Gratitude Tree. It’s basically a big, empty tree and we write things we are grateful for on fall colored leaves and put them on the…

What I Need

Quite a few years ago, I had the privilege of attending The Forgotten Carols with Michael McLean and the talented Katie Thompson. As an encore at the end of the concert, they performed a song called “What I Need” and that song has stuck with me for the last 14 or 15 years. The lyrics…