Are you feeling lost, disoriented, or out of time in this season of Advent?

Decades before GPS was available at my fingertips, my children and I roamed the earth in a Honda minivan, getting lost on many occasions. The only thing worse than getting lost with your own young children is getting lost with your friends’ children at the Houston Zoo. Had I been to the Zoo before? Sure, … Continue reading Are you feeling lost, disoriented, or out of time in this season of Advent?

Finding Hope in Times of Transition

Going back to schoolGoing away to collegeMoving across the countryGetting marriedLosing a parentStarting a new jobHaving a baby Transitions create opportunities for new routines, new relationships, and new ways of doing things. All those new shiny ventures have a flip side, endless goodbyes and letting go. My husband and I are walking through a season … Continue reading Finding Hope in Times of Transition

Does your parched soul need some drip irrigation?

(a photo of pink roses) In the middle of the 1970s, my Welsh-born father brought our family from England to Texas. After purchasing a modest home in the Spring Branch area, he created an English Rose Garden. Popular gardening wisdom warned him that this might be impossible, but he took the challenge in stride. Clad … Continue reading Does your parched soul need some drip irrigation?

Sunrise Sightings of the Kingdom of God

Don’t you just love a good home or backyard makeover show? Evidently, everyone does because it is entirely satisfying to spend less than an hour watching the entire transformation from broken to beautiful, gross to gorgeous, and so forth. A home renovation or backyard makeover typically takes months, but pop on your favorite streaming service, … Continue reading Sunrise Sightings of the Kingdom of God