Abundantly More Patience

Someone told me it was nearly impossible to kill it so I took the cactus home with me. And I killed it with my very brown thumb. It was either flood season or drought season for that poor plant. I swore off trying to grow things or even keep them alive. But when my family … Continue reading Abundantly More Patience

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 Love

“My greatest delight is to make Him smile and my greatest fear is to make Him frown.” I’ve been “churched” from the time I was born. My family attended every service offered on the weekends and during the week. We participated in every activity and volunteered whenever there was a need. I learned the books … Continue reading Abundantly More Love

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

Abundantly More Kindness

There’s a running joke between my husband and I that we have three little sweetie pies. Vera is a pecan pie, Eve is an apple pie, and Lia is a key lime pie. Because Lia is a little bit tangy. She is mostly sweet, but every now and then she gets sour. No one brings … Continue reading Abundantly More Kindness