Harsh Realities

March 30, 2020

Love and Line Dances

Love is creative. It’s endless. It’s unique to each person and each relationship. Love is a gift. A priceless, meaningful and important gift. It doesn’t let a pandemic stop it’s existence. Instead, it seizes the opportunity to solidify it. Until today, I had no idea the charismatic ways love could show up. Surprising us all with its simplicity and influence. Today love showed up at…

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March 26, 2020

GUEST POST: “Today is Kicking My Butt”

We are about 1 week into serious social distancing and today is absolutely kicking my butt. It’s Sunday, and my husband worked together with a lay minister, two musicians, and three volunteers to livestream a worship service for the first time. I was excited to support him and to join our faith community, family, and friends all over the country—as well as Christians all over…

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March 19, 2020

Learning with Love

There she sits, on a call with her classmates and teacher. It’s not traditional but it’s making a significant impact. One I can already see the benefits from. Her smile, her enthusiasm, her sigh of relief. The faces that grace that screen are just as much her people as the ones who fill our home. Those are her friends, her teachers, and her home away…

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March 17, 2020

Dying Next to Strangers

When my mother died, she was in the arms of her daughters. Snuggled up together, in bed, hearing prayer and words of affirmation. We whispered “I love you”, over and over, even after her last breaths.  Repeated “I love you’s” to ensure it couldn’t be forgotten, by her, or anyone else in the room. You see, the room in which my mother died, housed a…

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A wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is a sappy romantic, coffee junkie, book collector, and person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s sarcastic, full of jokes, full of tears, and enjoys writing most when life gets messy or complicated. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. Through her grief journey, she decided to take her mother’s advice and share her writing with the world. One day she gained the courage to honor her mother's wishes and write. It turned out to be one of the best decisions she's ever made.

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