Confessions of a Thought Addict

Hi. I’m Deborah. And I’m a thought addict. I’ve been one all my life. When I was little, out of nowhere I’d imagine horrible things happening, maybe to my parents or sisters. Immediately I’d stop everything, give these thoughts my full attention, and end up crying grievously into my stuffed animals. I probably was supposed … Continue reading Confessions of a Thought Addict

A Posture of Dependence

Competency is one of of my shiniest idols. I don’t just want to be a good mom. I want to be the good-at-everything mom. I want to be the most competent homeschooler I’ve ever heard of. I want to be a woman who can pull it all off, shrug like it was nothing, and be … Continue reading A Posture of Dependence

On Chaos and Complexity

Sudden overwhelm is the worst. It's unexpected and highly inconvenient, especially when you have eight hundred things to do. Today we are going to slow down and talk about what's actually happening when life suddenly feels like too much. A Story on the Beach In February, I attended a homeschool moms’ retreat in Point Pleasant, … Continue reading On Chaos and Complexity

Hope for the Tangled Soul

Hope for the Tangled Soul

When I started to poke at the idea of blogging, I assumed I would write about homeschooling. I sat down with my laptop and stared at the blank screen for a long time. All that would come out was a reluctant disclaimer on my struggle with anxiety and depression. Months passed and I kept writing … Continue reading Hope for the Tangled Soul