Depression can be a life-long struggle. It can be a one-time event. It can be onset by circumstance. It can come out of nowhere. People experience it differently and heal from it differently. Depression might be hard to define, but it good for us to talk about it. This is my story of battling depression… Read More My struggle with depression
I did something crazy a couple weeks ago. I wrote a Bible study with devotionals and workbook! It is a PRINTABLE devotional and workbook with brain exercises to replace anxiety with gratitude, fear with hope and negativity with joy. It started as a calendar with one thought challenge for each day. Then I began expanding… Read More Thought Life 30-day Challenge
I tend to get two different reactions from people when I tell them that my Italian in-laws live in our guest house: 1) “That’s wonderful! Everyone should live with multiple generations!” or 2) “Oh my gosh, I’d die.” Haha! The next question is a slightly whispered, “How’s it going?” intended to assure me I can… Read More How it’s going living with my in-laws
I’m sorry I’ve kept you in suspense of my in-laws’ reaction to their new house! It took me awhile to figure out how to present it and edit the video. Friend, if you want to see a true reward to sacrifice and what grateful looks like, press play. Grab a tissue, this is going to… Read More VIDEO: Nonni see their new house
Marcello’s parents are here! They’re finally here! For those of you who haven’t followed along, my in-laws, Lina and Dario, just moved here from Italy. It’s been a long process of immigration paperwork and waiting. After more than two years of suspense, they were approved out of nowhere and given four months to move to… Read More Meet my Italian in-laws
A few weeks ago I deleted all our Roku kid channels but two — PBS Kids and National Geographic Kids. There are several reasons that led me to this decision and have me considering a tv-free summer. Is that possible!? My kids watched way too much tv during our move. It allowed Marcello and I to… Read More Is a no-tv summer possible?
My grandpa, Don (my dad’s dad), passed away on Thursday. I think every single person who has ever met him would use the word gentleman to describe him. It’s impossible to try to convey the essence of a person in a short paragraph, but to me he was a strong oak tree of integrity and… Read More 10 things my grandpa taught me
We’ve been waiting quite awhile for Marcello’s parents’ visas to be approved so they can move here from Italy. Then one day out of the blue in December they were approved! Just like that. And stamped with a very unexpected four-month timeline! That means by April we need to move someplace that can house all… Read More We’re moving!
Does believing in God require blind faith? Do we have to choose between science and faith? Is God real? It’s the most important question to answer in life. If He doesn’t exist, we can carry on the way we are. If He does exist, our eternal home hangs in the balance. One thing is clear… Read More Is there proof God exists?