Retreats Were Our Thing.

Spiritual Growth

As I prepare to go on my fourth Boiler Awakening (once as a retreatant and 3rd time on staff) but my first time as a small group leader, I cannot help but have Ryane come to my mind.  I am feeling nervous as I prepare to be the face of the retreat.  I can imagine […]

October 29, 2016

Tween Problems aka Parental Puberty


Heels, check. Coffee, check.  Lunch for the day, check.  Scream at the kids for the seventh time this morning because this time they are fighting over the last granola bar, or literally just looking at the other, or was it breathing, yes, I think my twelve-year-old was flipping out because his seven-year-old sister was breathing […]

October 27, 2016

My Triggered Reality

Faith, Spiritual Growth

Catch up.  Two exams.  Four homework assignments.  A project here and there.  Work three times a week.  Meetings on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Making dinner. Grocery shopping. Laundry. Trying to get to bed on time, but going to bed at 1:00am.  Constant motion.  Then, a trigger.  A song, a sad smile, a beautiful […]

October 25, 2016

My Built in Best Friend

Spiritual Growth

My twin sister, Ryane (pronounced Ryan), passed away 11 days ago.  I am still in shock and feel as if I will be the rest of my life.  I will get to wait the next 60+ years to see her again, even though Saturday morning I never in a million years imagined that I would […]

October 12, 2016