Looking for some food for thought this Holy Week? Check out these five good reads. (And don’t look now, but these are all written by women. Brilliant, theologically minded women. Pretty sure Jesus is smiling about that one.) Fleming Rutledge’s “Redeemed by Death and Resurrection,” an excerpt from her book, The Crucifixion. “A declaration of amnesty…… Continue reading 5 Good Reads for Holy Week
How to nurse a baby without breaking the bank.
Because you can’t throw up every minute of every day.
Often I learn things the hard way. Example 1: I learned not to wash the preschooler’s red Iron Man shirt with light-colored clothing. Duh. (On the plus side, we now have lots of pink socks.) Example 2: I learned to avoid telling someone recently diagnosed with Celiac disease, “It’s okay, it’s actually way easier than being diabetic!” because it turns…… Continue reading 5 Things to Avoid in Your Blog Bio
This guest post was written by the lovely and talented Stacey Philpot of Chronically Whole, a blog dedicated to her journey with Lyme disease, faith, family, and friendship. Waiting. We’re the worst at it, are we not? Surely it’s not just my newsfeed that’s filled with complaints about it. The line at the grocery store is too long…… Continue reading When Waiting Hurts * Advent Devotional
I remember laying on the floor of my (Christian) college dorm lamenting the curse of Eve. “Why did she have to eat that stupid apple?” I wailed. It was that-time-of-the-month and I was wracked with cramps and bubbling with angst. Women often joke about the difficulties our fair sex faces, childbirth chief among them. We expect pain,…… Continue reading Holy Labor * Book Review & Giveaway!
I’ve taken on too much this semester. You know the feeling. You’ve done it too. Maybe not this semester, but at some point you have taken on too much. Feel the tightening in your chest, the pressure bearing down on your shoulders, your racing thoughts. There is not enough time; there will never be enough…… Continue reading Weary & Burdened * 10 Minute Devotional
Because let’s face it, we all need a tune-up now and then! 1. Say “I’m sorry” first I am terrible at this one.I’ll admit it. I like to wait until I’m feeling it. This is a mistake. Don’t wait. Admit you were wrong. Admit it even if it was a mistake. Admit it even if your…… Continue reading 10 Ways to Boost Your Marriage
This guest post was written by the awesome and brilliant Anna Thelen. Check out her doula and birth photography site Because of Joy, especially if you live in Chicagoland. (I can vouch for her doula skills firsthand, as she helped us bring our firstborn into the world!) Include us Bring us into your life, your family, your marriage.…… Continue reading 10 Ways for Marrieds to Encourage Singles
Last week my mom and my husband both asked what I wanted for my birthday. Most years, I would have had an answer at the ready. New shoes. A book. A pedicure. A night out. This time, the question made me pause. What did I want? In the last six months our family has celebrated…… Continue reading My Birthday Wish