Today we are starting to sell/get rid of all our things, getting ready for our move next month. So yesterday, we went around the house saying goodbye to the things we love. At first it seemed like a funny thing we were doing. The girls were very amused by the exercise. “Bye, couch…!” Giggles. “Mom, … Continue reading What We Gained from Losing a Bike
I have never liked January (if this is your birthday month, sorry!), and I am not sure exactly why. I don’t like January probably in the same way I don’t like Mondays and that I am not a morning person. And probably why I love Thursdays and my favorite time of day is dusk. To … Continue reading Better Than Dipping My Toes
Full disclosure: This year was the first in a while that I read so consistently. The first part of the year I was in my first trimester of pregnancy and I felt like I had no capacity to read or process. I watched lots of Hallmark Christmas movies posted on YouTube. But at some point, … Continue reading Joy-sharing, Vol. 2 – My favorite reads in 2017
This Christmas, as a global nomad, joy looked like... ... being able to decorate the same house for Christmas two years in row (we've moved a few times the last two years so this was a sweet gift) ...having both sets of grandparents visit us during the holidays ...receiving packages from dear friends with pumpkin spice … Continue reading Paradox at Christmas
When my husband and I were in university we went to the same church. I would mostly gravitate to ladies older than me. My husband (who was then just a friend) would mostly hang out with their kids. I thought he was too goofy; he thought I was too serious. The truth is, I have … Continue reading Who Said We Have to Grow Up?
Over the past two years I have been reading and learning more about union with Christ. For a recovering perfectionist with strong introspective tendencies, it has been very life-giving to become a serious student of the One who is perfection. Jesus has, by a ridiculous act of grace to a very undeserving sinner, bound His … Continue reading Joy-sharing: Helpful Resources on Union with Christ (Vol. 1)
I am delighted by how much Maia loves to write. She loves writing stories, letters, lists... and recently she suggested writing a fall poem. It reflects the two realities she knows about life both in the US and here...especially the last two lines. Everyone here knows that the mall is where you go to eat … Continue reading A Fall Poem