“You are the worst mom in the whole entire universe!” I hear this as a door slams in my face. And how do I get this amazing title? Is there something terrible I have done to my sweet, innocent child? Not likely. Usually I hear this phrase when I have just caught said child doing something wrong. … More Choose the Hug
Did you hear about the latest shooting? I probably didn’t. I quit watching the news. The news is filled with depressing stories of how the world is broken. I’m a helper…a fixer. Not being able to fix the world broke my heart so much that I didn’t want to see it anymore. I retreated to my bubble … More It’s Time to Leave The Bubble
This is my street. I took a picture of it because I think it’s awesome. I seriously stand and gape at it with my mouth hanging open, like a tourist seeing one of the Seven Wonders of the World. I didn’t used to feel that way about streets…or about anything. I used to go through life in … More My Street
“Funderburks don’t say can’t.” This is a favorite saying of my husband’s that I have heard repeatedly over the last 17 years. It’s been used to help me take small risks, like riding a mountain bike or accepting a promotion. But it also popped into my head when I was scared about bringing a child … More How to Make a Change
My journey started in the same place that a lot of people’s journeys start–searching for the purpose of life. Don’t we all want to know why we are here? It’s a pretty basic question, yet some people–most of them way more intelligent than I–spend a good portion of their lives researching it. I’ll be honest; … More The Purpose of Life
In a nutshell…memory, journaling, sharing, and God. I have a terrible memory. If I’m not really focused on whatever is happening, I will likely forget it 30 seconds later. Most people use social media to connect with others…and I suppose I do too on some level…but in truth? I use Facebook and Pinterest to log … More Why on Earth am I writing a blog?