I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


Life and Death


I would say that this has been an exceptionally difficult year. For my blog readers, you are probably already aware of all the stress put on Josh and me from finishing up my master’s degree. But this year has also brought new life. Josh and I are preparing for our first child to be born Read More

Thoughts on Death


Death seems to be the topic of the day. A coworker said that today is the 17th anniversary of the day his mother died. He was busy bringing his kids to school and went to wake her up and she was naked, sprawled out on the floor in her room, no breath left in her. Read More

Her Heart, With Love


I recently found out that a dear friend of mine lost her spouse in a car accident. It’s one of those moments where there are no words to comfort or to express the ache. I have to believe in God’s greater plan, that He is who He says He is, and that He still continues Read More

So Long, Dear Friend


I called home today to wish my dad a happy Father’s Day. My mom told me that my dog Winger died this morning. He was about 8 years old and got in a fight with my brother’s dog over some bones. My dad and brother split up the fight, and I guess Winger was really Read More

I Could Have Died Today


Seriously. I was in my room over brunch talking to some girls about an upcoming contest. I was eating a green apple (Granny Smith to be exact) for my morning nourishment. Then, one of the girls said something funny and I laughed after I had just bit off a chunk of my apple. It got Read More