Lessons on neighborliness from the God who moves right in with us
Need permission to put on your pajamas at 8pm? You got it.
I’m a Wisconsin girl at heart. Yes, I root for the Badgers and the Packers. Yes, I know all about cheese curds. Yes, I’ve experienced school cancellation because it was -30 degrees out. After spending my first twenty-four years in various parts of the Midwest, and then another four there following graduate school, the green,…… Continue reading 4 Surprising Things That Happen When You Move From a Cold Climate to a Warm One
Because even the not-so-crafty among us can handle a few candles and a platter.
The funny thing about pain is that it lives only in our minds. We can see its effects–sleeplessness or thrashing about or tears–but we can’t see it. Once a painful season has ended, the pain lives in our memories. And it often looks different on the other side. I wrote this post for The Glorious Table nearly five…… Continue reading Featured today at The Glorious Table
Daryl sometimes jokes that I’m a crock pot. Apparently when you go 10 days overdue with one baby and then five days overdue with the next, you get labeled a slow cooker. The thing is though, I am in love with my crock pot, so I don’t care. One of the easiest ways to simplify…… Continue reading Cook Slowly (Soul Space Thursdays)
We closed on a house at the end of August. It’s our first, and it’s the product of a ton of love and generosity from a lot of people. Buying real estate in southern California is no joke, and we couldn’t have done it on our own. The same week escrow closed, a dear friend…… Continue reading Losing Home, Coming Home
I like to joke that most things in life can be explained by scenes from either The Office (the American version, of course) or The West Wing. Take this scene from The Office, for example, where Holly Flax tries to explain time theft to her officemates. That, to the company, taking extra time at the water cooler…… Continue reading Don’t Give Away the Time (Soul Space Thursday)
So… we are buying a house. Our journey to home ownership is a story of the deep, abiding love of God. It’s a story of learning to trust, even in lengthy seasons of great uncertainty. It’s a story of the generosity and love of others. I’ll tell you the story sometime. It’s a good one.…… Continue reading 12 Things You Feel When Buying a Home
Ever feel like there’s too much stuff in your life? Things to clean, appointments to squeeze in, closets to organize, schedules to keep? Oh, I feel you. The amount of things and stuff and places to be can be utterly overwhelming. We fly through life by the seat of our pants, stopping only to pick up the dry cleaning, step…… Continue reading The Opposite of Scarcity (Soul Space Thursday)