Showing posts from April, 2017


This Lenten season, I found myself so aware of my need to turn to God as my disappointments and failures led me to depend on God more fully. This crown of thorns is such a gift to me each year, but it seemed especially poignant this year as it was a tangible reminder of the choice I have each moment to run to God and not away from him.  Hallelujah!  Today we celebrate that are beloved and set free.  He is risen. He is risen indeed!  holding onto our faith that we can wear forgiveness like a crown ... 

A Picture is Worth a Thousand April Fools

This morning, I had the idea of swapping Anna and Taylor's blankets on their beds, but even through I woke up early, it completely bombed.  I went in to take Taylor's comforter off his bed and was successful in not waking him up. But when I went in to get Anna's blanket, she felt me removing some of the pillows off her bed, and I quickly snuck out of the room. Jason was in the hallway and then went into check on her. She opened her eyes and said, "Ha. Ha. Happy April Fools' Day." She was groggy and did not know what we were up to, but she had a suspicion we were up to no good.  I gave up this plan and left Taylor's blanket in the hall thinking that I might be able to still make this work if they fell back asleep.  But, Taylor woke up about 30 minutes later and was wondering where his blanket was at all. So, Taylor thought that my prank was just stealing his blanket and making him cold rather than my brilliant plan to have him wake up with a flowery c