My beautiful niece was born… on March 15th! I’m a terrible aunt and just now getting to the announcement. But this way I have a few more pictures to post of her precious face. She was dubbed Little Al on this blog, but I’m breaking the rules for just one post and revealing her real-life name as it’s … More Little al
But I’m thinking about 12 things at once, a hundred thousand times a day. Most people do, I would imagine. – Dave Eggers I always imagined too, Dave. My overly-functioning brain may have been spoiled over the years. It’s been very rare I’ve come across people or environments which have caused me to slow my … More Here is to being ridiculous and not boring
Choosing to trust in God is tough. When times are confusing, disappointing, heartbreaking, making the choice to believe He has control, that He is making all things beautiful over time despite the ugliness surrounding us, is the most challenging task to take on. It is our choice of course, it is on us to say regardless … More For to you i entrust my life
Loved every word of this! Such great insight, especially for those who were lucky enough to meet their spouse before hitting the age of 30. Source: My Married Pastor Asked Me for Input Before Preaching on Singleness. Here’s What I Said. (Part 1)
I started reading a novel by W.G. Sebald called Rings of Saturn. No, it is not sci-fi. Winfried Georg Maximilian Sebald (he went by Max) is a German writer who died back in 2001, at the age of 57. He suffered from a heart attack while driving and died instantly in a head-on collision. He’s known for another … More Strangely pretty reads
I have struggled with what to blog about this past month. In light of our country’s recent events I told myself it would have nothing to do with politics. There are enough opinions floating around the inter-webs, who needs to hear my voice added to the stinky pile? But. Yes, a but. But, I feel I need to say this. I am … More Dealing…aren’t we all?
Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile. – William Cullen Bryant This time of year always brings a quiet nostalgia. It is a season of silent changes and a subtle build of anticipation. We’re nearing the end of the year, and it is always a strange sensation of attempting to slow time while looking forward to … More Falling slowly
This past season of my life has been the most challenging I have ever encountered. I am emotionally depleted, mentally drained. A part of me really despises using the word “season” as a measurement of time because of it’s ambiguity. If I’m walking through a dark valley I want to know the exact number of … More I will still praise Him
We have less than a month to the first day of autumn, and I am trying to hold back my giddy squeals in honor of my promise to enjoy the rest of summer. There are giddy squeals galore on the inside though, and a little bit of foot stomping as my weather app is showing … More Some ramblings
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” ~ Erma Bombeck For many years I refused to refer to myself as a ‘writer.’ John Steinbeck is a writer, Ernest Hemingway, … More Are you a writer?