When Satan Tempts…

It's been quite a wild ride, these past few weeks of life. It feels simultaneously like one long day and twenty years have passed. All four of our children have been sick for a week or so. Strep throat, bronchitis, walking pneumonia. Our oldest jostled me awake in the wee hours this morning, shaking and... Continue Reading →

Good God

One year ago today, I was sitting in a hospital room very much like the ones we've grown so accustomed to over the past several weeks. It wasn't brain cancer that brought me there that time, though. It was a different kind of trial with a different kind of outcome. But the same God who... Continue Reading →

Fox 26 News and KSBJ

Several days ago, Jesse and I spent about an hour on the phone with a sweet woman named Jen, who also happens to host The Midday Show on our local christian radio station, KSBJ. We shared our story with her, and she shared our story on her radio show...and then on a local news station.... Continue Reading →


“Dear Jesus, Thank you for this day, and thank you for returning our daddy to us. Thank you that you kept him safe and that he’s getting better. Thank you, God, for daddy’s tumor. We thank you for that, because people are looking for Jesus because of it. . .” I haven’t found myself in... Continue Reading →

Honest God

I was able to attend church this morning. It was just me and my favorite little girl walking hand in hand into the school building where our people meet each Sunday. The boys stayed home. Their hearts aren’t ready to tell this story to others just yet. Jesse isn’t ready to manage the stimulation yet... Continue Reading →


A few hours ago, we were sitting in a small, but comfortable doctor's office, looking intently at a computer screen full of terms we didn't understand, listening to the doctor explain Jesse's tumor. Before I go any further, you have to know that Jesse currently struggles to read more than a few short words at... Continue Reading →

Humpty Dumpty

He was collapsed on the floor heaving sobs too big for a child of six. I scooped him up into my arms beside me in the bed. As he fought to pull away, I held him tighter. His daddy was taking our oldest two boys on a trip and he was left behind to stay... Continue Reading →

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