I know all our families are imperfect. The older I get, the more it seems that if you can talk about the imperfection, the hard things, and even repent over the things that were hurtful (not that it makes everything better, but it brings things to light that need to be brought out of the… Continue reading The Power of a Latte
I went on a mini girls retreat this past weekend, in a cabin in the mountains of Pennsylvania. It was just what I didn’t know I needed. As we poured over the scrapbooks full of memories, we laughed and remembered stories and things from mission trips, church outreaches, “Thursday night lineup”, beach trips and watching… Continue reading Girls weekend!!
For Trung and I, last summer was the season of building – and I mean actual construction. We started two projects at the beginning of the summer: A shed and a kitchen remodel. Yes, we are a bit crazy I guess. The shed – let me just brag a bit – is amazing, and Trung… Continue reading Lessons from a late newlywed – Part 5: Building Blocks
Two weeks ago we walked out of church and heard cheering a block or so away. Curious, my husband and I headed down to Pearl Street to see what was going on. Turns out, that day was the first ever “Boulderthon” – the inaugural half and full marathon for Boulder – and we were right… Continue reading Lessons from a marathon
If you were to ask my kids what I was like as a mom, I’m sure they would have a number of both good and not so good things to say (after all, I’m not perfect and they are in their 20’s and figuring out who they are because of and in spite of their… Continue reading Rescuing the Story of God
A friend of mine and her husband do something really cute. Each year, they get one of those small square flip calendars that has one page for each day, showing what day it is to celebrate. Like National Chocolate Chip Cookie day, or National Ballet Day or National Sock Day. Then they do just about… Continue reading Can we let them represent?
What comes to mind for you when you think of Peter in the Bible? His denial of Jesus after he swore he would never leave, even after Jesus predicted it? Jesus forgiving and calling Peter to take care of and feed his sheep, after his resurrection? His first “sermon” proclaiming God’s fulfillment to his people,… Continue reading Me & Peter have more in common than I’d like to admit
This weekend we headed back to Nebraska to see Trung’s folks. I had only met them once when they came through Denver on their way out for vacation, and then only for about an hour or so. They couldn’t come to the wedding due to the Covid outbreak, and so, nearly two years after I… Continue reading Lessons from a (late) newlywed, Part 3: A trip down memory lane
Hi all! Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and New Years, no matter how you celebrated. Trung and I were able to spend Christmas Eve with some of our best friends here, and Christmas day with both my girls and my parents. Successful holiday sharing – woohoo! (because we all know holiday sharing is something… Continue reading Lessons from a (late) newlywed, Part 2: Everyone’s favorite question
Life is shifting in big ways for me this summer. This morning, I sit surrounded by boxes, house all packed except for a few things here and there. Movers come tomorrow to take all my things to the home that will become OURS, and the wedding is just over 3 weeks away. Although I never… Continue reading Psalm 139 meditations