The Need to Rest

Resting is hard. Last night when my feet swelled up to a somewhat alarming size, Rich asked me to call off work and put my feet up for a day. (Literally. I’m typing this with my laptop awkwardly balanced on my stomach while my feet are on pillows lifting them up over my head. I’m […]

Cankles and Fragile Joy

It’s just 9:30 in the morning, and I can already tell that by the time I get home tonight after teaching, my ankles are going to disappear into my calves. They’re not swollen yet, but it’s coming. Because when you’re thisclose to forty and you’re thisclose to delivering your fifth child, you just know these […]

Finding Permission to Look for the Helpers

“My mother would say to me,‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.” ~Fred Rogers Following […]

Me, Derek Webb, and the long path of repentance

It seems that all my bridges have been burned But you say that’s exactly how this grace thing works It’s not the long walk home that will change this heart But the welcome I receive with every start ~Mumford & Sons, Roll Away Your Stone A few weeks ago, singers Derek Webb and Sarah McCracken […]

Stuff I’ve Been Reading #5

Happy day! I hope you’re well. Here are some of my favorite reads of the week. I hope there’s something here to stir up some conversation as you close out your weekend. As the weather heats up, so once again, does the conversation about modesty for women. Micah Murray wrote a fantastic piece about what […]