The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

I’m not much of a gift-giver. I’m more of an “acts of service” kind of gal, but those are hard to wrap and set under a tree so when this time of year rolls around I arm myself with a wish list from each family member and a pot of strong coffee and then Amazon Prime...
Doubting Griffin (& Doubting Me!)

Doubting Griffin (& Doubting Me!)

I don’t regret many things about my son’s first six years of life, but lately I’ve been thinking that maybe we should have named him “Thomas”, as he seems to be giving “Doubting Thomas” a run for his money in the questioning department! One recent example of our...
Following Jesus and other extreme sports

Following Jesus and other extreme sports

My guess is that when people describe Angie Nitz, some of the very last two words ever used include “extreme” and “sport”. And yet, on one recent Thursday morning I found myself at 11,000 feet above sea level tethered to a zip line and zooming down a mountain at 65...
A Foundational Problem

A Foundational Problem

Recently my husband and I had to face facts. We needed help. The foundation of our 35 year old home needed to be repaired and there was no more delaying it. Many of you Texans know the pain. Foundation issues are just a part of life in this part of the country, but I...
A Mom of Noble(ish) Character

A Mom of Noble(ish) Character

This is the last week of school for my kids. We are almost to that glorious time of the year when the uniforms get packed away, the lunch boxes get sanitized and stored, and my nemesis (the mismatched sock basket) gets replaced by flip flops and sandals. It’s one of...