thanksgiving · writing

I Solemnly Swear I am Up to No Thanksgiving Discussions

Because that would lead to being up to no good, after all. My inbox has filled up today with advice on how to handle potentially volatile family dinner conversations tomorrow, and I’m not sure about your fam, but mine has always tended toward the loud and dramatic, so we already had a “no discussing” rule. We’ve… Continue reading I Solemnly Swear I am Up to No Thanksgiving Discussions

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Wildfires and Not To-Do’s

On Monday I tweeted one of my favorite Bible promises. It was part of my daily reading in Dwelling Places and a flagship of my alma mater. “I lift my eyes to the hills/where does my help come from?/My help comes from the Lord, Creator of Heaven and Earth.” Psalm 121 #trust — Lindsey P. Brackett… Continue reading Wildfires and Not To-Do’s

motherhood · vent · writing

The Not To-Do List

This post was inspired by the warmup I gave myself commenting on my friend Hannah’s post today. You should know Hannah. She tall and gorgeous and we bond over caffeine and writers conferences and having unplanned pregnancies that send us to our knees. This is a common trend in most of my deep and abiding friendships.… Continue reading The Not To-Do List

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What I’m Reading and Writing in October and Why It Matters

The goal for 2016 is 60 Books. Five each month. That’s math I can handle. {Side note for everyone asking how homeschooling is going: I’m not cut out to teach math. Thank you for your attention to this public service announcement/cry for help.} Goodreads says I’ve completed 36 books and am therefore 11 behind schedule.… Continue reading What I’m Reading and Writing in October and Why It Matters

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When There’s No Retreat for the Heavy Weight of this World

Last week my baby sister lost her second baby. Baby hadn’t even formed tiny fingers and toes but had wrapped itself firmly in all our hearts. I have a friend with a mother back in the hospital fighting all sorts of pain and fear, and another who helped bury a step-parent only last week. My doctor… Continue reading When There’s No Retreat for the Heavy Weight of this World

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6 Items You Won’t Find on a Supply List

Delighted to welcome my friend Kristen to the blog today! She’s a young woman on a mission to help other young women believe in themselves and the great wonder of the God who created us all. This time of year, you avoid Walmart because of them. As soon as you enter the shopping area, racks… Continue reading 6 Items You Won’t Find on a Supply List