In memory of Lawrence Zavitz

Today, I attended a funeral. He was the brother of a lovely aunt, and I know that if he was anything like her, he was an all around amazing person....

Parenting by example

I was grateful this year to have spent New Year’s Day with a church family. I met them in my previous life group; the wife and I share quite similar...

Can journalism make you a happier person?

I read a lot of news, and most of it’s pretty depressing. Someone is bombing someone. Someone else is molesting. Someone else is killing. Someone else is kidnapping. Someone else...

When she doesn’t want to be healed

Long before I had my biological children, I had another child to take care of. Her and I were acquainted when I got to University. She had been abused in...

On why I need God

What is God? A force, a healer. God is not my friend (just like gravity is not), but he is just there. God doesn’t need me, but I do need...

The Anticipation of Adoption

I dislike being pregnant. A lot. After two natural-born kids, pregnancy is a period of my life marred with severe depression and a turbulent marriage. Never in my time do...

The Question of Baptism

My pastor at church that I’ve been attending regularly for the past 6 years asked if I would be interested in attending the baptism session early fall. If at the...

Financial Goals for 2014

Reduce money spent eating out This one is a really easy one. My husband and I are spending between $400-$600/month eating out – $4800-$7200. That’s more than charity! I’d love...