Photo by Jessica Lynn Lewis on Today my writing room is in Minnesota. I'm sitting on a couch with a cozy blanket, feet propped up and gazing out the front windows at a frozen lake layer with snow like icing on a cake. In the middle of the lake sits a lone ice fisherman … Continue reading Peace


I was having a hard time coming up with a title of this blog entry that didn’t sound same-old like Thanksgiving, Thankfulness, Gratefulness, Give Thanks, right? A title that truly expressed how I felt as the holiday arrived.Stop. Yep, that’s it. Stop. Just stop it. Stop running. Stop talking. Stop wanting. Stop needing. Stop working. … Continue reading Stop


The other night I couldn’t sleep so I read the book of Daniel. You remember the story of Daniel and the lion’s den from Sunday school, don’t you? Here’s the abbreviated version: Daniel was a Jew in exile and became a slave to King Nebuchadnezzar. The king had a reoccurring dream that started to drive … Continue reading Fearless


Since last week a word has been going through my head non-stop. The word is ‘recess’. I substituted in first grade on Friday and I heard it a lot. After attendance, the kiddos tried to convince me it was recess time. After snack, thirty minutes later, they tried again to convince me a brief recess … Continue reading Recess