17 Things I Learned the Summer of ’17

This time next week I’ll be wrapping up another trip to Nashville. Have you ever been? It’s pretty cool and it’s become an annual pilgrimage for us {you can read about some favorite spots and trip dos and don’ts here and here} I’m equally parts excited and queasy as per usual. It seems surreal sinceContinue reading “17 Things I Learned the Summer of ’17”

When You’re Undone by Unfinished Business

For months on end I’ve been bound by the unfinished. Projects, post, prayers, maintenance, medications, ministries and ideas… They pile high on my table, spill into list form in my planner and sound alarms on my phone for fear that I’ll forget to complete something. When I do accomplish a task it feels so good to checkContinue reading “When You’re Undone by Unfinished Business”

What We All Wish For

Chalk up Day 6 with no coffee. None. Not even a cup. It’s been a grievous experiment to say the least as I try and figure out what’s been causing the source of my swallowing and sinus maladies lately. When antibiotics failed to do the trick Dr. Google pointed me to “silent reflux” – whichContinue reading “What We All Wish For”

How Did Christmas Find You?

When I was little our church had the most magnificent Christmas tree I’d ever seen. With the tallest of the men on 12 foot ladders I still don’t know how they reached the top. Decorating stretched into the evening as children eager with anticipation for the adults to finish stringing lights (so many lights…) waited for the realContinue reading “How Did Christmas Find You?”

Arranging for a Joyful Heart

It’s just past the 6th of December and there are no visual signs of the usual Christmas preparations at our address – trees, lights or other trappings… Yet. Oh there are lots of visions of sugar plums dancing in my head {and my pinterest boards…} like sheet music paper chains… bottle brush trees and mason jarContinue reading “Arranging for a Joyful Heart”