Roots: Grow Down

I will never forget the first time I saw a picture like THIS. Like looking through some magic scope that shows us what is hiding under the earth. As if the root system of a tree can be seen, growing deep and intricately, with the naked eye. While we walk by and see the trunk … Continue reading Roots: Grow Down

Roots: Reach Deep

In 2018 my husband, Dave, and I seized the opportunity to purchase lake front property. It was an exciting moment for our family, a decision we’ve never regretted. We love being on (and in!) the water and the promise of spending summertime at the lake is what carries us through our freezing New York winters. … Continue reading Roots: Reach Deep

Abundantly More: Peace

Our family owns property on Cross Lake  - the best kept secret of the Finger Lakes region. While other lakes in the area have become extremely popular, especially Canandaigua Lake and Skaneateles Lake, Cross Lake has remained a quiet little haven. A place of rest. A place of peace.  During the months of May through … Continue reading Abundantly More: Peace

Abundantly More: Faith

On May 18th, 2021, my three kids returned to school (6th grade, 4th grade, and kindergarten) for their first full-day-in-person learning since the pandemic in 2020. It was a challenging day for me… 11 years ago, I stepped down from my teaching position to become a stay-at-home mama and that Tuesday morning, for the first … Continue reading Abundantly More: Faith

Abundantly More: Goodness

My husband developed an atheistic worldview at a relatively young age. His family had some challenging run-ins with radical Christians and, by the time we became friends in highschool, he was very turned off by those who claimed to love Jesus. So often, our desire to achieve goodness turns our good intentions into judgmental elitism. … Continue reading Abundantly More: Goodness