Because the holidays are a’comin, and nothing says holiday like some good old family fun.
My cousins host this podcast that I love. It’s one part relationship discussion, one part relationship research, and probably three parts laughing like the guys from Car Talk. (Has there ever been a better radio laugh than that? I submit that there has not. Discuss.) I look forward to it every week. I don’t always agree with…… Continue reading Featured on Two Peas in a Podcast
I love people. People are awesome. I’m also an introvert. Like, a serious introvert. As in, if I don’t get a decent chunk of time to myself each week and at least a little bit each day, I start feeling like my soul has been rubbed with sandpaper. How can you tell whether you’re an introvert? Here…… Continue reading 10 Signs You’re an Introvert
The knock at the door was followed immediately by a yell. “I have a smoothie for you!” My friend Katie was at my seminary apartment uninvited. Again. Katie always seemed to forget that I’m an introvert. (Pretty sure that “introvert” is just Latin for “call before you come over.”) She handed me a blueberry-yogurt-pineapple concoction…… Continue reading Essential Friendship * 10 Minute Devotional
Nothing is sacred That boy you like? That sweater you saved up for over a month to buy? The verbal tic you can’t seem to get over? That boy will be told of your feelings. That sweater will be borrowed (without asking) and stained. That verbal tic will be mocked incessantly. Welcome to having siblings. 2.…… Continue reading 10 Lessons Siblings Teach You
Denise Levertov wrote a poem called “The Ache of Marriage.” When I studied it in college I wanted to throw it in the garbage. Marriage achy? Pfffft. Another example of a poet writing silly nonsense. Then I got married. That Levertov? She knew some things. Daryl finished his PhD this September. In many ways, his dissertation became a third…… Continue reading The Ache of Marriage
I only know the talented Megan Busch through the blogosphere, but after reading her writings one thing became immanently clear to me. WE NEEDED TO BE FRIENDS. Spend some time with her Advent devotional today, and I think you’ll feel the same. I used to keep an unwritten checklist in my heart. Maybe you had…… Continue reading My Unfinished List * Advent Devotional