25 Years and For Life

On Saturday, December 21, 1991, Greg and I were married. So on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 we’ll celebrate twenty-five years of marriage. It’s hard to believe. I often feel about twenty-five years old still. So I’m not sure how I’ve been married that long. We struggled early on. Our personalities, [...]read more

Advent: Light in the World

The days are getting shorter. Time seems to be moving quickly. The holiday season is upon us. Amidst the shortening days and darkness we start lighting candles and displaying lights. For Christians, we light advent candles, one per Sunday in advent. In anticipation of the coming of Jesus at Christmas. [...]read more


Thanksgiving. I love thanksgiving. The practice of being grateful for my life is so helpful. This week I saw one of my kids speak in front of a room full of people. I was filled with gratitude. We had a spectacularly, warm fall November weekend. It was easy to be [...]read more

What I Really Want

Most Sunday afternoons, I don’t think “I should go for a hike.” In fact, I would rarely think that on any day. It’s not in my normal pattern to go hiking anywhere. On a typical Sunday afternoon I often think of two things: rest or productivity. My desire for downtime [...]read more

The Why of Self Criticism

We love to ask ourselves why questions: “Why do you get so anxious for no reason?” “Why do you always say something stupid when you are talking to others?” “Why can’t you get your financial life together?” One of my mentors suggests that these questions are really self-criticisms. Like when [...]read more