A Recap of Christmas

Christmas this year was truly so wonderful! Our two oldest children, Hannah and Paul, came all the way from Michigan to Colorado with their families to celebrate with us! As I described in my post, “Watching For, Waiting For, Welcoming the Light,”  the unique way we came to observe Advent when the children were little[…]


Thump! Thump! “Mmm?” Bony fingers tugged at the corner of a thread-bare coverlet. Thump-thump-thump! Creases in an already deeply creased face deepened and a finely lined throat released the barest of whimpers as a whisper-slight form struggled to turn over on a sadly sagging mattress. THUMP! “Simone!” Thinning eyelashes flickered. Am I dreaming? Again? “Old woman!”[…]

Watching For, Waiting For, Welcoming the Light

When my first husband, Brent, and I began to explore the secrets and dreams of our hearts through the burgeoning of our relationship, we discovered, young as we were, we’d both given a lot of thought to the sort of marriage we desired to enjoy and the way we intended to rear our children. From our courtship to[…]

Sad, Sweet Season

“To everything there’s a season… A time… And the Lord’s made everything beautiful in its time…“ Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11 This season… Since I was of cognitive thought I’ve experienced the span of days from ThanksGiving through Christmas to New Year as a single, wondrous season… A season brimming with the very warmest of memories… A[…]