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

Windy City Hospitality

Saturday morning, I was watching Windy City Rehab. Let me back up. Friday afternoon, I was watching Property Brothers. Let me back up. Monday evening, I was watching Home Town. Let me back up. Obviously I like home renovation shows—always have, probably always will. So, Saturday morning I was watching Windy City Rehab and being extra … Continue reading Windy City Hospitality

hospitable spaces

I’ve always loved having people over to my house. Some of my favorite early memories are from when my mom hosted holiday parties. I LOVED when the house was full of special food and lots of people. I remember following her around as she set out dishes of meatballs and tiny cheesecakes, hoping folks would … Continue reading hospitable spaces

Advent Devotions: Love

When I was in junior high school I began going on mission trips each summer to New Orleans. Our youth group would break up into teams and lead backyard Bible clubs in neighborhood parks. We always carried Evangecubes—an interactive tract—with us. One day I was sitting at the bottom of a slide with a little … Continue reading Advent Devotions: Love