When you think of the upcoming holidays, what words come to mind? Unfortunately for many of us, it’s likely words like stress, exhaustion, overspending, and family tension. But my prayer for this year is that we can get through Thanksgiving and Christmas with one word on our hearts—peace. Scripture talks about peace often. First, we … Read more
Over the summer, my side of the family went to Florida to celebrate my parents’ 45th wedding anniversary. My mom booked a photographer to take pictures of all of us. I prayed all day that it would go ok. I wasn’t asking for perfection—I was asking for good enough. Friends, it didn’t go well. … Read more
I was probably four years old when I asked my mom why my sister Syble was different. I noticed she looked different, with her almond-shaped eyes and low muscle tone. I noticed she talked differently, calling me “S-s-s-sandra” or just “Andra.” I noticed there were things I could do that she couldn’t do, even though … Read more
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I’m going a little retro with this blog post, back to when I had an entire blog about what we did as a family each week. I still scroll through those posts sometimes to remember what life was like when the boys were little. I don’t want to forget this trip, so I’ll share … Read more