what I read, waiting for spring.

Is spring always this long in coming? As I type this, snow is coming down fast, blowing against our walls in 20 mile an hour gusts.  I’m eager for spring in a way that feels almost desparate. I long for warmth and signs of life. The winter outside feels like it reaches all the way…

10 things saving my life this winter.

I’ve written before about what’s saving my life. (You can read those posts here & here, if you’re interested.) I used to think “saving my life” had to look big and important. I thought it had to be loud and exciting. I thought it had to be an event or something easily identified as momentous….

7 early winter favorites.

These are some everyday things I’m loving right now. They are bringing such joy to these late fall/early winter days*. *I always want to call the time after Thanksgiving “winter,” even though my inner-calendar-loving heart knows we still have a few weeks until the winter solstice. This year, I’m just embracing that I think of…

what I read in October [+ a giveaway]

October brought with it the coziness that is one of my favorite parts of the fall season. I love the hot coffee and tea parties; the cranberry muffins and pumpkin cake; the soup pot bubbling on the stove and the smell of fresh bread. But I also love fall evenings, curling up with a book…

what I read in August.

This past month I read books I loved and one’s I didn’t. I read books that made me wrestle with what I think. I read some entertaining stories. I read books that made me love Jesus more. Here they all are. Daring to Hope I knew I wanted to read this book after devouring Kisses…

the grace of spring days.

I think I’ve imagined that since I’ve grown in my understanding of transition and have lived through enough of them that I am somehow exempt to how it works. Or maybe I just believed the lie that because this is a “good” transition instead of something that is only hard, that I won’t experience all…