Mumford Musings

I’m not super into music—which is sort of weird, I guess. I grew up in Austin, Texas, the music capital of the world and most of my friends from throughout my life love, love, love music and finding new bands and going to concerts and making music themselves. I just don’t. I happily take the … Continue reading Mumford Musings

The Room of Requirement

Here it is! The long-promised post! If you’ve been following along, you know I listened to this podcast episode recently and it really moved me. If you haven’t listened yet take a pause and go do that now (especially the first and third acts). What did you think? Did anything about these stories move you? … Continue reading The Room of Requirement

A Broad Hospitality

It’s hot. So, so hot. I’m standing with blisters forming in my Chacos as sweat pours down my back and soaks through the thin, green, cotton blouse I’m wearing. I step into the shade and enter into a completely different sensory experience. It is cool, breezy, people smile and offer me handfuls of snacks. I … Continue reading A Broad Hospitality

little specs of light

I wrote a blog post last week and then didn’t publish it. Everything felt too raw and uncertain. To be honest everything still feels a little raw and uncertain, but I’ve found that when I speak things out into the open they tend to get less scary and I tend to feel less alone. I’ve … Continue reading little specs of light

In the Middle

I’ve gotten pretty good at air travel the past few years. Nick and I dated, and were engaged, long distance—he was in Virginia while I was in Texas. Now, we are in Virginia and our family is in Texas. Luckily, I like traveling. I actually enjoy being in airports and on planes…for the most part. … Continue reading In the Middle

Cupcake for One

The year between my junior and senior year in college I spent a month in Russia. Each week we travelled out into the countryside to different orphanages and summer camps and taught bible stories, songs and games. On the weekends though, we lived in a flat in St. Petersburg with guys about my age and … Continue reading Cupcake for One

Eyes Off the Road

I’m a lover of nature, trees in particular. I decided in high school that trees are my favorite nature element and I stand by it. I was sitting on my balcony this afternoon watching one sway in the wind and it was incredible. The whole thing moved as one big organism, and yet every little … Continue reading Eyes Off the Road