How Far We’ve Come…[The Story Behind “I Don’t Mind”]

“I Don’t Mind” was written for a friend of mine who’d been carrying around an immense burden for some time. Between living up to others’ expectations & keeping up with appearances, she had come to the end of herself. Though breaking down was not an option...that’s exactly what was needed. There are 3 characters in …

“Beautiful Moments”

You want to know what one of our favorite things is? When total strangers become our legit friends. Thanks to a Josh Garrels concert last fall, we met Cory Breth, the enthusiastic ticketmaster at that show. Cory is a fellow songwriter and worship leader himself, so as soon as one of the family members with …

The Few

A line really stood out to me today as I read a little devotional book: "...the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few" (from Matt. 7:14). When you feel like life is putting you through the wringer, there is something so reassuring about knowing that this journey towards …

What Could’ve Been

Sometimes losing what you had is made worse because of losing what you never got to have. Recently I've been struck by the thought that in losing Oliver, I didn't just lose my baby; I lost my child, my teenager, and my adult. I lost yet-to-be-had memories of paper airplane races, running around the house …