If you're new here, you may want to subscribe via email here or via my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I went on this ten year old trip with Ella over three years ago. The goal was to have fun, connect, and discuss coming adolescence and share faith. Ella and I ran away to Williamsburg and had a ball. Here are a few things that we did together. Together we looked at the book, “The Care and Keeping of You.” American Girl puts out this book, and it is a really lovely book...

I wrote a review after seeing A Fault In Our Stars with friends. When I left that movie I simply didn’t feel my biggest was ready for the movie. Then one evening we had a dinner party and a friend changed my mind. Chris Hooper gently spoke to me about my decision to keep Ella from this book and this movie. He was so kind to listen to me and my fears. He then turned to me and gently told me something I had not considered. Chris has unique entrance into my heart and my story...

Two years ago, Jason and I were sitting quietly on the back porch of our new home. The house was scented with smoke and new paint. We had just moved into our new home, then the fire came screaming down the mountain, and we were turned away from our new neighborhood and sent running for shelter. We were still ruminating from the stress of that calamity only to be introduced to a new struggle. Jason and I were quiet on the back porch silenced by the new news. The pathology had...

Oh  my soul, last night was a great, good night. My smile never faded. I enjoyed Lyle Lovett so much. His voice, his way, his story telling- it was simply an amazing night. I kept thinking last night of a quote from Ann Voskamp. Time is a relentless river. It rages on, a respecter of no one. And this, this is the only way to slow time: When I fully enter time’s swift current, enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the...

For my whole entire life since college, I have asked Jason for something repeatedly. I am a lover a poetry, especially the poet types that put their poetry to song. In college at Indiana University, when I was idealistic and young faced a friend introduced me to the crooked smiled lover of poetry- that happened to sing- Lyle Lovett. I have been a fan ever since. Though I’m no fan of country music, I am a deep fan of poetry. Some might call Lyle a country singer. I simply...

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