Don’t cry over spilled coffee. Unless you’re sick. And running late. And barely pull yourself together so you can pick your child up from school and take your sick self to your child’s well-child appointment (irony) where you don a mask to protect others … only to find out the appointment was canceled and rescheduledContinue reading “REPEATEDLY His”


Unexpected tears dropped down onto the freshly-written gift tag with the Santa Claus face on it, smearing the words: To j4, From Mom and Dad. “j4” is the abbreviation I use for my youngest child, my son, John Wallace Carlson, IVth. We still call him “Johnathan,” but years ago, exactly like his Daddy did beforeContinue reading “BEHOLDENLY His”


“Sometimes we get to change a broken world with our words.” Tom Hanks (as Mister Rogers) in “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood” As a writer, I can’t think of a more inspiring quote than this one. Believing my words somehow matter and that they might affect positive change keeps me – and hundredsContinue reading “VERBOSELY His”


My four-year-old ran towards the water of the mall fountain, unable to contain his awe and excitement. “I want to THROW something!” he exclaimed, bouncing up and down in front of the small spectacle. His big sister started rummaging around in her tiny, shiny little-girl purse and pulled out a single penny for him. “MakeContinue reading “BELIEVINGLY His”

A little about me…

I am a full-time disciple of Jesus, a full-time wife, a full-time Mom to three, a part-time writer and editor, and a part-time worship leader. I am currently working on my first book, and the process has re-ignited a passion within me to write all.the.things.all.the.time. Blogging is a new avenue and outlet for my thoughtsContinue reading “A little about me…”