Maybe I’ll be a Guinea-gator. {Goals, Parenting Style, and Atmospheric Pressure}

I've been busy the last couple days. Some of it is chosen busyness like reading way too much, and finishing crocheting a cardigan. Some was necessity: cleaning the kids rooms (their carpet is going to last longer because we don't get to walk on it right???), cleaning the bathrooms, putting away a mountain of clean … Continue reading Maybe I’ll be a Guinea-gator. {Goals, Parenting Style, and Atmospheric Pressure}

Surprised by Paradox by Jen Pollock Michel {review}

"That paradox of God's story is that he's chosen to write its timelessness in the ticking heart of his Son and that he's choosing to write it in our ticking hearts too." Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of "And" in an Either-Or World by Jen Pollock Michel, p 46. In this book Jen Pollock Michel … Continue reading Surprised by Paradox by Jen Pollock Michel {review}

A prayer to put the day to rest.

All is quiet. Mostly. All is calm. On the outside. But what is true all through and through, even if my mind won't leave well enough alone, is that God is good everyday. He is good today when the kids fought less than usual, but bedtime pushed all my buttons. He is good on the … Continue reading A prayer to put the day to rest.

When turning 29 makes you think all the feels.

Something about 29 feels weightier than any of the numbers before it. I know, I know. You can laugh. I know as much as the next person that 29 is still specifically young. I can't be certain why, but it seems like 29 is looking at 30 with lips shut firm, sort of in a … Continue reading When turning 29 makes you think all the feels.

I Miss Your Face {When Siblings Grow Up}

It's siblings day. And I miss my siblings. I see them every once in a while even though we live near enough to most all of them more often than we do. But, life is busy and even though I see them, I feel like we've lost each other along the way. We're in an … Continue reading I Miss Your Face {When Siblings Grow Up}

Where we are supposed to be

One of the things I have to remind myself of sometimes is that we are all right where we are supposed to be. In this house, with these people, this dog, these cats, this job, that car, those shoes, this ridiculous stack of books. Everything is right as it should be. This has been one … Continue reading Where we are supposed to be

Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy {Book Review}

"What if we started to see weakness not only as something to endure but as our spiritual gift? What if we didn't fight it so hard? What if we stopped pretending What if we allowed grace to meet us there and resurrect the broken things? What if we live as though we actually believe God's … Continue reading Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy {Book Review}

Walk Next to Me {Five Minute Friday}

"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."Galations 6:9 My mom quotes this verse a lot. Most often she quotes it in the context of raising kids and showing up for that mundane and ridiculously difficult challenge that is trying to teach your … Continue reading Walk Next to Me {Five Minute Friday}