Life Lesson: Growing into a New Year!

Lowi and I have been at this blog game exactly three years today and it’s been a process. In this time we’ve grown as writers, as people, as storytellers. Our courage has ebbed and flowed as any good, self-deprecating, corn-fed, small town girl’s should. It’s been a mix of vulnerability, uncertainty, consistency, commitment and just…

Thankful Thursday: A Year of Gratitude

I have had a lot of reminders this week to not only be present, but to be thankful for where I am right now.  My most vivid reminders all came from my girls. They all have a tendency to look too far into the future.  I feel like I am always dragging them back to…

Pass the Peace

If you attend church regularly or if you have ever attended, you have probably “passed the peace.”  Those few moments when you are asked to greet those around you, say hello or in a more liturgical setting actually say to one another, “May the peace of the Lord be with you” and it return you…