What I’ve Been Reading Lately: January, February

It’s so fun to look back over these reads and to share them with you here. There are some good ones! JANUARY A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson Now that we spend a good bit of time in the North Carolina Mountains, Tim and I are a bit obsessed with hiking the...

Day 21: The Time After

I woke up this December 26th thinking about the aftermath: the piles of boxes and torn wrapping paper, the dirty dishes, the no-holes-barred-celebratory calories quite literally encircling my waist. Even my heart felt heavy, the realization coming fast: Today my girl...

FRIDAY LOVE 1.8.16

a little roundup of things that inspired me this week 1. A Love Letter to Winter: Adam Gopnik’s Ardent Case for the Cold Season’s Splendor and Significance  I love everything about this Brain Pickings’ peak into Gopnik’s winter writings,...

Watching for the Light of Advent

I’d like to make you a promise.  If you watch for the Light of Advent, it will come to you in unexpected and beautiful ways. It’s a practice I started three years ago at the prompting of the rather fabulous Winn Collier, a pastor whose writings fill my...

Word for the Year (v.4)

It came to me easy this time, so obvious a choice my reaction was resist. It was still December, after all, and entirely too soon for the thing to appear. Still there it was. Listen the word said. Listen. THAT’S JUST WHAT I WILL DO! I thought.  I’ll wait,...

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