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In a world of comparison and discontent, it can feel impossible to be happy with life as we know it. Other people seem to have it all together, to be finding success, to be having more fun. But we weren't meant for a life characterized by dissatisfaction. read more...

I’m lying in bed as I write this. While my family is at one of the season’s last soccer games (okay so maybe I’m not disappointed to be missing soccer game #326 of this spring.) And I’m in a weird place. A scratchy chest, coughing, piercing headache kind of place. I am flat out sick. […] Read More


Today we celebrate 18 years of marriage. No romantic dinner tonight. Instead captured glances at the sidelines of a soccer game will have to do. Because we are in the throes of parenting. The busy and the chaos. But we don't mind. We will snatch our time together somewhere in the next week. So in […] Read More

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Let’s Talk This Wednesday

  My pastor Steve often refers to a “convo”. It's a conversation in any form really. From the pulpit, to open mic during a Sunday service, to a coffee date with a friend. It's always about the back and forth. The sharing and the listening. So let’s have a convo this Wednesday about the new […] Read More

In this entertaining and relatable book, Alexandra Kuykendall chronicles her nine-month experiment to rekindle her love of her ordinary "actual" life. After wiping her calendar as clean as a mother of four can, Kuykendall focuses on one aspect of her life each month, searching for ways to more fully enjoy her current season. read more...

A book came out a few days ago. A book about small changes in the midst of the ordinary. My ordinary. Changes that weren’t earth shattering or revolutionary, but ones that would push me toward enjoying the mundane a little more. Because I didn’t want to wish this one life away, I wanted to relish […] Read More


Defining Success

“What does success look like for you?” My friend Janis asked me this just a few days ago. I was indulging in a whipped cream topped crepe filled with Nutella and raspberry compote because we were celebrating. And I wasn’t in the mood for holding back. In calories or conversation. It’s true Janis is my […] Read More


Hi Friends! I know I've dropped some hints. But in case you missed them, I have a new book coming out! Yes, May 3rd! Loving My Actual Life: An Experiment in Relishing What’s Right in Front of Me chronicles my nine-month experiment to accomplish exactly what the title says: loving my actual life a little […] Read More


I did a workshop at a little writers’ conference last weekend. The topic for my breakout was Blogging As a Platform. Which, if you look around these parts, you may wonder why I was asked to present on such a subject. My last post was over a month ago, I hardly receive any comments, and […] Read More