So this is January. So chilly, so lonely, so unmotivat-Ed. January sounds like grumbling, groaning, creaking, plodding along. It’s cold. It’s grey. I have to wear shoes. Is there anything good about January? We do this, don’t we? We come to January all the time. Not just on the calendar, but in life. We begin… Continue reading Oh January.
Dear Family and Friends, As you may know, I like to reflect on the Christmas Story when I sit down to write our annual Christmas letter. In recent years I have found myself identifying with the shepherds in the story. Regular, working class folk going about their ordinary days, but choosing to embrace the divine… Continue reading Christmas 2015
Tonight I’m marinating in Isaiah 6; the familiar throne room vision. The “Whom shall I send?” and the “Here am I.” and the coal and the woe and the unclean lips. I’ve read it a million times and I know the jist. I am a sinner. So unworthy. But Christ has redeemed me- Now… Continue reading Woah…Woe?
Before I had kids I loved Christmas. Twinkle lights were a part of my everyday decor. I played Christmas music way too early. I love advent readings in church. Seeing friends who are too busy the other 11 months of the year. Christmas plays- I acted in them. Christmas banquets- I served them. Presents- oh how… Continue reading So this is Christmas.
When we first started planning The Shy One’s birthday party I was unaware that November is “Adoption Awareness” Month. This month I have become very aware of adoption. I read this post that a friend brought to my attention and since then I haven’t been able to get this line out of my head; “bad… Continue reading Awareness
(A little more writing this month, hopefully, as I take a class and stretch my writing muscles. Here is my response to today’s challenge: Write about three songs that have meaning to you.) Small Bump It’s on my playlist for the gym, about half way through. Right about that time when my quads are screaming… Continue reading The Rhythm of my Heart
Do you ever go through times of re-learning things you have already learned, or should I say things you thought you learned, or things you learned in your head but not in your heart? I’m having a week like that. I have really been struggling with where I am, in all my places. Discontent, disillusioned,… Continue reading Now Casting