Joy As Armor: How Pineapple Leggings and Unicorn Socks Save Me

Life gets so heavy. Some days, most days, it can feel beyond what I can physically carry. It's not one thing that looms large over my day. It's all the tiny things added up that can make me feel just a bit woozy: Motherhood, Wifehood, Careerhood. All the Hoods need all the attention and I … Continue reading Joy As Armor: How Pineapple Leggings and Unicorn Socks Save Me

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Action First: A Meditation On All The Things

It's Friday night. I can hear the frogs and the crickets, and the light brush of the wind against the lush of leaves. My neighbors are outside, making talk, animated and possibly tipped with beer. The frogs sound like my neighbors, each impassionately answering the other. It makes me smile. I'd forgotten how much I … Continue reading Action First: A Meditation On All The Things

When Faith Looks Like a Messy Bun – Thoughts on Trusting God

It was 2am and I was sobbing. The first part of March had been brutal for our family. Sickness had erupted. Nearly everything on the schedule had been cancelled. Saturday came and I thought we had made it through. We bared our weak arms and bowed our heads to disinfect, scrub, vacuum, and steam clean every … Continue reading When Faith Looks Like a Messy Bun – Thoughts on Trusting God

Light Matters: An Explanation and Examination

I love our Christmas tree. I love being in it's light. I will turn off every light in the house just to get the full affect. Christmas lights evoke meaning. We have much to look forward to. Good things are coming. That's the promise, right? A Christmas tree lights the way to Christmas. We anticipate and are … Continue reading Light Matters: An Explanation and Examination