Category Archives: Encountering God in the Mundane

I want to tell you about the good things.

It snowed last night. Big, wet, gorgeous flakes, of which I just now realized I haven’t taken one single picture. Annnnnd, bam. Just remedied that little issue. Here you go: Though my iPhone camera doesn’t do it justice, this is the view … Continue reading

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One Thing I Know for Sure {on living soft under pressure}

It’s 7 degrees outside tonight with a forecast low of negative 4, and the snow falls still — these flakes so fine they’re almost microscopic. It’s been falling most of the day, and I’m thankful tonight that the snow’s light enough … Continue reading

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Uncovering Sacred Flames {and Other Thoughts Upon Turning 34}

Thanksgiving Day dawns peaceful in our household. We hang around in our PJ’s for hours, all of us reveling in the relaxed pace of our morning, and in Isaac’s thorough enjoyment of the Macy’s Parade. It’s the first year he’s really … Continue reading

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When the Waiting Might Possibly Never End

It’s the 7th of November, and today marks a full week of silence in this space. The last few days, this flicker has grown inside me — the desire to birth a piece of my soul here — but I … Continue reading

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Unedited Thoughts on Our Life in Limbo

Our neighbors gradually clutter [read: trash] their front porch. But when the mess spills over into their yard and driveway, the chaos begins to advance much more quickly. Torn apart box springs and smashed TV’s and an old fish aquarium litter … Continue reading

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In Which I Emerge from a Long Silence

Hi, my dear friends! Long time no talk. I’ve been quiet here. Oh wait, except there was that time a couple weeks ago when I wrote a whole blog post, ALMOST finished it, and then got completely new insight around … Continue reading

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Eternity Between the Snowflakes {on my need for speed, elephant noises, and being present here together}

Hey beloved friends, If you’d like to be notified when I post fresh content, click here.  I generally write twice weekly. We slide together down the driveway and into the street, and I have to confess, — I enjoy it … Continue reading

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For When Life Has Sharp Edges {what dims this everyday fire, and what makes it roar}

The breakfast plate falls from little hands to hardwood floor with a crash. Tears well up quick. My boy isn’t hurt, but he’s shocked and devastated.  Shards scatter and when porcelain shatters there are sharp edges.  I tell him to … Continue reading

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What Charlotte’s Web Is Teaching Me About Longing {a guest post by Ashley Larkin}

My friends, I have a brief story to tell you today, and a few priceless words for you to read that, for the first time in the history of my blog, aren’t my own. Several months back, I found myself … Continue reading

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How I Burn White-Hot to See {Five Minute Friday}

Oh, Five Minute Friday, where have you been all my life?  Or all my December….  And all my first bit of January. Goodness gracious, I have MISSED these precious ladies and their hearts and their words and these courageously spontaneous … Continue reading

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