I used to dread turning forty. It sounded so “old” to me and I couldn’t imagine being in that decade of my life, in what is presumably the middle of … Continue reading The Middle of My Story (Turning Forty)
Your Thoughts May Not Be Your Own
As I continue on through my graduate courses, I’ve been surprised at what I’ve learned that applies to life in general. This week, we were to watch a TEDx talk … Continue reading Your Thoughts May Not Be Your Own
Where the Solutions Are Found
I recently had the opportunity to speak during a Life Sciences PA event geared toward Patient Advocacy Groups. I was asked to share about my experience with SB983 and my … Continue reading Where the Solutions Are Found
“What Happened to Her?”
We always teach our children to be good sports, to compromise, and to resolve disagreements, but then we, as adults, do the opposite, especially when it comes to political beliefs. Why do we do this? Why do we perpetuate the very characteristics we seek to train out of our children? Even worse, we justify it with questionable arguments.
Partisanship Through the Lens of Morality
What I have come to see so clearly over the past few years is that this demonization of the other side is unfounded. It has to stop because it’s based on falsehoods and it is ruining us. It is breaking families apart – and the family is the very thing the American Evangelical Church proclaims is their priority. The politics being preached from the Far Right are undoing the very mission of the Church at a record pace.
What Will Be Your Moment?
It was Brennan’s birthday, 2019. I secured a last minute meeting with a very influential person in the Pennsylvania legislature and, despite it being his birthday, Brennan happily stayed home … Continue reading What Will Be Your Moment?
Comparison in Motherhood
I saw a post on Facebook today that made me feel many things all at once. It was a post by a mom in a large Facebook group known for … Continue reading Comparison in Motherhood
Six Years – The Impact
Six years ago today (at 9:05am) we said farewell to our beautiful daughter. That day, we went through the motions of implementing the decisions made months before – unwanted tasks … Continue reading Six Years – The Impact
Triumph and Purpose After Tragedy
As the sixth anniversary of Tori’s death quickly approaches (Sunday), and with the passing of my friend’s daughter Calliope yesterday, I have been reflecting a great deal on the beauty … Continue reading Triumph and Purpose After Tragedy
An Unwanted Journey: Part Two
I want to be upfront that what I’m about to say does not reflect our current church home – we are very grateful for the fact that they never bring … Continue reading An Unwanted Journey: Part Two