The Memory Journal

  Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.                                ~Exodus 20:12 (ESV) I’m blogging today over at Me Too Moments for Moms. Click here to enjoy the post.

Fill the Void

There was an extremely large, messy hole in my backyard.  I watched workers dig deeper and deeper, anxiously waiting for the day they would fill it with concrete, then a liner, then crystal clear water.  I pictured my children splashing happily and jumping off the diving board with their friends.  I pictured outdoor barbecues and … More Fill the Void


Because I said so.  I never liked hearing those words when I was a child, but here I am as a parent, using them so frequently they may as well be tattooed across my forehead. I have been told I am a very patient person.  I rarely raise my voice.  I usually take the time … More Obey


Tax season.  Sigh.  I’m a tax accountant by trade, so you would think I’d be unshakeable, but doing our taxes made me feel so…overwhelmed.  Welcome to the club, right?  But this was a different kind of overwhelmed, because right in front of me, amidst the pile of receipts and statements, emerged a picture of drastic … More First