Quiet amid the fireworks 

We’ve had a quiet weekend with a short trip to a farmer’s market and a walk to the field where we let the dogs chase balls and catch frisbees. Lots of laundry, ridding the garden of June bugs, and watching movies has happened. We’ve heard fireworks but have not seen them. And I am content. …

Grace, Gift, or Joy?

As I read One Thousand Gifts, I’ve noticed the author uses grace, joy, and gift interchangeably. It’s a bit curious, but after reading the quote at the bottom of the post, I think you’ll understand how these three words are so closely knit. By the way, I love how Ann looks deep into the Greek meanings of…

Imperfect Genealogy

This morning, as I read Matthew 1, my intention was not to stay in chapter one. In fact, in my pursuit of knowing Jesus more, I expected to read several chapters before coming across anything I could learn from or apply to my life. I have often glossed over these multiple names that were both familiar…

Sweet Mercy

Have you ever had ill thoughts about someone? Ever made up your mind not to do something because that would be helping another (not so nice) person out?  If you’ve answered no to those two questions, go on about your day and skip this post.  For those of us who would like to hide our…

Awkward Auntie

It’s been a little over a week since I flew into town to spend time with my sister’s family for my youngest niece’s birthday party.  After I arrived, we stopped at Target for a few party and home supplies. While there I was left alone with my (almost) 2 year old niece during a restroom…

Flying Solo

There was a time when I cringed at the thought of getting on a plane by myself. My stomach would twist and I would imagine missing a flight, leaving on the wrong plane, or getting lost in the airport.  After two moves and family in other states, flying by myself is becoming less scary.  Waking…

Dodging crowds

 Today, I woke up and headed out the door to the grocery before anything else. My days usually begin with coffee, quiet time, a workout, then a shower. But not today. Today is grocery day and I have to arrive at Trader Joe’s before everyone else. It’s frustrating to me to not be able to…