Generous 2015

In 5 weeks, we are scheduled to close on our Illinois house.  Two months after that is my due date for Peyton.  To celebrate, I am going day to day as if that isn’t a whole heap of change and work coming our way. As if time will just move slowly.  You know, the way … Continue reading

I Made a Craft

I Made a Craft

I do not craft.  I do not Pin craft ideas, or DIY this and thats.  Crafting makes me tired, and it falls right near the top of Things I Don’t Do, below cooking, of course, which is always at the top. But this past week, I made a craft.  Specifically, I made a felt Nativity … Continue reading

On Ferguson, a list.

This is me, extending my hand towards Ferguson. (At least, I drafted it with this community in mind. Then it sat for weeks and weeks. I scheduled it before the Eric Garner decision was announced. But I’m too sad, angry and confused to fold thoughts about that into this. So I will let this stay … Continue reading

Heaven Holding Sorrow

I recently heard this lyric: Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t hold. Sometimes I wonder if our conception of heaven as painless and perfect makes us think that it–and the God who dwells there–is distant from our current pain and imperfection. That wonderful place above can’t understand our circumstances here below.  We find ourselves feeling … Continue reading

Long:  Day 17/31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes

Long: Day 17/31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes

(I know it’s the 20th..I’m playing catch up on my ‘daily’ 5 minute free writes.) Last Thursday our family met Sarah at a park and took pictures together, our first formal photographs since Riley was 10 days old.  Sarah came waaaay recommended, and she was not oversold in the least.  Nothing was posed; we just … Continue reading