noticing God in nature

Every fall from 7th to 12th grade I would load up in a fifteen-passenger van with my church youth group friends and head to Leakey, Texas. It took about three hours, and around hour number two the sky would get dark and I would gaze out the back window at all of the stars. When we finally … Continue reading noticing God in nature

“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