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”

The Art of Turning Sour into Sweet

I stood in the middle of the candy aisle contemplating the merits of a duo of delicate dark chocolate almond butter cups. The alternative: my go-to plain dark chocolate bars. In a 10-pack. The plan was to sweeten my sour mood with chocolate. But given my stranded status, quantity won over quality. I wheeled theContinue reading “The Art of Turning Sour into Sweet”

When Nothing Fits {part 2}

{for part one, click here… seems I had a lot to say on the same topic 2 years ago…!} Some mornings I stand in front of the closet for way too long contemplating what to wear. It’s not that nothing fits, it’s just that nothing seems to fit together. I tell myself I’m lacking someContinue reading “When Nothing Fits {part 2}”

Lost and Found

Fifteen minutes before leaving on vacation found me crying, with a bruise forming on top of my right cheekbone. I had lost the fight with some of the boy’s musical gear due to my own clumsiness as I loaded it into the car and a black eye was not the baggage I had planned on carrying with me forContinue reading “Lost and Found”

A Ministry by Design

I woke up Sunday morning feeling like I’d been run over by a truck – but a pretty vintage one at least – think baby blue Chevy with a spare tire on the side like my great-grandfather used to own… or the refashioned turquoise trailer seen here selling soap across the way the day before… FamilyContinue reading “A Ministry by Design”