Well guys, we did it, we packed up our North Carolina house, cleaned it and picked up my dad from the airport only one hour behind our ambitious schedule. We spent three days driving to Wisconsin and arrived at our new house. We were so excited to be out of the car, so excited to… Continue reading North Carolina to Wisconsin to Michigan
We have had a nature filled week! We’ve gotten really used to bears. We have a mama and two cubs who play in our yard and inspect our grill for leftovers all the time. In the evenings we like to walk down to the mailbox, about a mile from the house. On our last… Continue reading Nature
No I’m not pregnant. We leave tomorrow for Hilton Head! This is our second family vacation ever and our first without my parents. I have 6 loaves of bread rising (3 of regular bread, 1 for hamburger buns, 2 of cinnamon bread), a whole tote of snacks and food and clothing and car toys ready… Continue reading Big changes in the Hazelhome
Why don’t you care? There are kids dying of hunger everywhere There are refugees who need our help There are orphans who need families Why aren’t you helping? There are vets committing suicide There are homeless people begging for help Racism is still an issue Why don’t you care? Why aren’t you helping? This… Continue reading Why don’t you care?
So I wrote this on giving Tuesday about my favorite nonprofit- Raincatchers and how my dad started it- and I’m not sure if I ever shared it here- so sorry not sorry if I already did I remember hearing the story of how my dad got started in Haiti a long time ago. He… Continue reading Giving Tuesday
For the last year, Steve and I spent a lot of time talking, reading and praying about church. What should it look like? How should the music sound? Where should kids go? We found a church in Asheville. It’s so different from the churches we have been part of for the last ten years, but… Continue reading Kids in church
If I’m being totally honest, I say a lot of things that aren’t completely honest. I lie…a lot. Mostly to myself and those closest to me. Anne Lamott talks about writing a “shitty first draft”. Essentially, you write a rough draft with all your thought and feelings and impulses. It’s normally complete crap, but you… Continue reading If I’m being honest…