Hope Rising

If “hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul”, as poet Emily Dickinson says, then there’s plenty of hope fluttering around my yard these early spring days. Some of this hope has tried to build a nest in the wreath on my front door, which of course I cannot allow because it … More Hope Rising

The Power of Us

Last week the girls and I finished up our Bible study over a potluck meal. If you have to say goodbye, do it with pasta and dessert; this combo definitely helps the parting go down easier. You know you have a good community when you don’t want to say goodbye to it. We started out … More The Power of Us

Lost Things

Today I felt sort of… lost. I was in the same places I usually am on any given day. No, it was more like my head had frozen into a tilt and everything had become angled and squinty. Perhaps some of the carefully-catalogued thoughts I store in the shelves of my mind had escaped their … More Lost Things

The Lonely Nest

I miss my kids. This is awkward because they’re probably reading this, but it must be said because the longing is strong today. Lately I’ve been enjoying the quiet around here, so I thought maybe I was starting to get over missing my kids. But this week their loss came like cold wind seeping through … More The Lonely Nest