what I’ve been reading, October 2018.

I recently did “friend speed-dating” with other mamas at church. One of our prompted questions had me talking about the book I was currently reading. As I felt the smile spread across my face, I couldn’t help but pay attention to the way I felt alive and happy, sharing about what I’ve been reading.  As…

when the internet is a beautiful place.

Sometimes I really dislike the internet. Anyone else? Some days it feels like the breeding ground for comparison and wounding friends & strangers alike. It can feel hard to bear witness to the thoughtless cruelty or my own envious thoughts that come about from time scrolling through posts. But in September, I participated in a…

5 things for 5 years: Manners

We celebrated our anniversary this July. I can hardly believe it’s been five years; five full years that feel overflowing with the hard and good, grace and suffering, joy and grief, dreams buried and dreams come true. Five years feels significant in a way I wanted to celebrate and reflect on. I love lists, so…

what I’ve been reading: September 2018

Here’s a few highlights from this month’s reading stack: I’d Rather Be Reading This is the book I didn’t know I needed. Anne Bogel captures the experience of being a reader perfectly, the best and the worst, in this collection of essays. I laughed out loud and felt so seen as I read her words….

5 things for 5 years: It’s okay to hurt me

We just celebrated our anniversary this July. I can hardly believe it’s been five years; five full years that feel overflowing with the hard and good, grace and suffering, joy and grief, dreams buried and dreams come true. Five years feels significant in a way I wanted to celebrate and reflect on. I love lists,…

giveaway: Tori Kelly CD

Only a few days into listening to the newest album from Tori Kelly and I’m really enjoying it. All around, Tori Kelly offers a strong, soothing selection. Some songs are soulful and help me to slow down and preach truth to myself. Some songs make me want to dance and have been the perfect soundtrack for some…