pancake permission.

There is so much beauty to be found on a grand scale. A sunset. A shooting star against a dark blanket of stars. A masterful work of art displayed in a museum. They all make my breath catch in my chest and I have to pause to let it soak it’s way deep into my…

joy equals.

We had a blizzard on the East Coast this weekend. And while I’m much more of a beach girl than a snow girl, I couldn’t help but enjoy the cozy gift we were given. As the wind blew and the snow piled up, we ate fish chowder and spoon bread and [everyone but the baby]…

winter reading & a giveaway.

Being on Christmas vacation was a gift to my reader’s heart. I got to read through a stack of books, and it was wonderful. I appreciated including a fair amount of fiction mixed in with the non-fiction. And then I got sick and read through another stack of books. My heart was happy even if my…

love the sojourner.

Confession: I don’t honestly feel like I know a ton about politics. And I pretty much avoid any Facebook status that even remotely ventures into a political, potentially hostile realm. But I have been realizing more and more than I might not know much about politics, but I need to care about them. Because I…

truth on a sick day.

I had every intention of not posting today. After all, I have the perfect reason not to. After getting back from a trip across the country to see family, I caught a bad cold that turned into a fever and an all-out-flat-on-my-back kind of sick. But as I sipped my tea and my fuzzy head felt a…

someone he can trust.

It seems as though we often throw around the term “relationship” when we talk about how we relate or engage with the Lord, but I don’t think it always means what we think it means. I think when I hear it used, it is usually a well-intentioned attempt at trying to wrap our heads around…