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February 11, 2020

It's been a month since the end of Clothed in Dignity, my 2019 "dress challenge," which raised about $11,000 for Peoria Home. The project was personally meaningful to me in so many ways and I've just begun to process why God put this challenge in my path at this partic...

February 6, 2020

On February 8, 2018, we launched The Good Logger. In the past two years we have featured a varying amount of content, advocated for the vulnerable, and posted book reviews. It's been a fun project and we hope to develop more and different content in 2020. For now, chec...

February 4, 2020

Thank you.
You look nice.
I like this about you.
I look forward to it.
You’re a blessing to me.
I like your perspective.

The words pierce like a blade in my side. A hurt, but a healing hurt. Like when a bone needs to break again to be re-set. Unprepared to hear them,...

January 28, 2020

"Addie, you're on deck."

I nervously stand, waiting outside the door, folder-in-hand, mentally reciting my lyrics over and over, trying to remember the first note. How can I exude confidence when I am physically shaking?

"Go ahead," the stage manager says, motioning for...

January 24, 2020

"No one even noticed."

Such was the sentiment of one survivor in the film "Blind Eyes Opened: The Truth about Sex Trafficking in America." This documentary took over six years to produce and was screened on January 23 in over 800 theaters through Fathom Events.

I'm glad...

January 21, 2020

Around this time of year, I begin planning my schedule for the coming school year. And when I say "my schedule" I actually mean my family. Managing myself and five children, and also considering my and my husband's work and commitments, this often feels like organizing...

January 14, 2020

Today I have my friend Forky here to help me explain more about being a Good Logger. Enjoy a snippet of our conversation. 

Forky: Work. What is work?

Addie: Well, Forky, work is when you're not resting.

Forky: What's "resting"?

Addie: Resting is when you're not working. 

Fo...

January 8, 2020

November 30 of last year I sat down to plan out December. Trying to make the season reflective and festive, I wrote an activity-per-day to help my children celebrate and anticipate Christmas Day. Sometimes the day's activity was simple like "make Christmas cookies" and...

December 3, 2019

Standing in line, I awkwardly try to avoid eye contact with others as I ponder what’s going to when we get to the front. I’ve never been on this ride before; it’s new since the last time I was at Disneyland. Actually, I’ve never been this part of Disney before, so it’s...

November 19, 2019

I knew you back then. We met every day, even many times a day. Always there. You comforted me when I was sad, rejoiced with me when I was celebrating. Always willing to spend the time.

But, you made me sick. I’d been sick for a long time, never realizing the cause was y...

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