“having fun isn’t hard, when you’ve got a library card” – Arthur

What’s saving my life right now? The library. My parents read to me every night before bed, long before Kindergarten—basically since I was born. My favorite book was Peter Rabbit. I was a stickler for the story. I had memorized every word and if they skipped so much as a “the” in an effort to … Continue reading “having fun isn’t hard, when you’ve got a library card” – Arthur

clutter cleanup

When I am stressed I fixate on the physical clutter in my life. My go-to way of dealing with piles of paper and whatnot I have collected over the years is to find an empty-ish drawer, cabinet, or room and tuck the stuff out of sight. I still know it’s there, but I don’t have … Continue reading clutter cleanup

life savers

When I decided to start this blog I shared my dreams for it with my spiritual director. I planned, and still plan, to have 3 posts a week. Tuesday Thinking, a mid-week guest spot for someone to share their thinking, and a Friday post diving into scripture that hopefully corresponds to the Tuesday Thinking and … Continue reading life savers

swim lessons

One day last week I helped supervise a group of children from our church as they went to a morning of swim lessons. As I sat on the side of a pool, my legs dangling in the water, I watched one of our girls taking her first lesson (she hadn’t been able to come earlier … Continue reading swim lessons

tell me a story

Tell me a story. Nick and I dated long distance our whole relationship, all the way through our engagement, and then right up until our wedding day. Early on, we would watch Netflix together over skype to give us something more date-like to do. As time passed and we got to know each other better … Continue reading tell me a story

lamb hugs

Last week I wrote about returning from our trip to Texas. It was all upbeat and optimistic. What I didn’t realize – as is very often the case with me – was that I had a lot of pain simmering just below the surface as I wrote. By Wednesday – the day after I posted … Continue reading lamb hugs