soul space · uncluttered

The Opposite of Scarcity (Soul Space Thursday)

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)

Christian reflections · Family life

The Storytelling God * 10 Minute Devotional

Today is day two of Vacation Bible School at our church. Lots of kiddos, lots of energy, lots of fun. The first year I volunteered at VBS was at a church up near Los Angeles. I was a young seminary intern who had driven across the country from New Jersey. The church children’s director assigned…… Continue reading The Storytelling God * 10 Minute Devotional

Family life · Lists · uncluttered

10 Tips for Small Space Living

We live in a smallish space. 1200 square feet, to be exact. If you live in NYC, you may be thinking, “That’s enormous!” If you live anywhere else, you probably think that’s on the tinier side. A small space can be a challenge. For one thing, by the time it’s 6:30am my kids are READY TO GO (because…… Continue reading 10 Tips for Small Space Living

Family life

Since Laughter is the Best Medicine…

There are some nasty illnesses going around and our fam fell prey to some last week. It was miserable. First the baby, who we had to take to the Emergency Department because he was, you know, not able to breathe (he’s fine now, but it aged his poor parents 10 years). Then the preschooler, who missed a day…… Continue reading Since Laughter is the Best Medicine…

Christian reflections · Family life · Lists

Top 10 Signs You’re at Your Childhood Home

I just got back from ten days in northern Wisconsin (folks from northern Wisconsin always specify the northern because southern Wisconsin is cities and farmland, while the north is woods and lakes and white-tailed deer and air so fresh your lungs practically say “thank you” with each exhale). I grew up there, and my parents still live…… Continue reading Top 10 Signs You’re at Your Childhood Home