Still on the One Little Word bandwagon? Me, too. A quick history of my past words…2014: intentional2015: joy2016: contentment2017: low-maintenance2018: less2019: finish2020: enjoy (kind of hilarious, never blogged about it) I finally settled on my word for 2021, and it is streamline. Now that I’m looking back on my past seven words and this year’s,… Read More One Little Word for 2021
I’ve written before about not really making New Year’s resolutions because my whole life has followed an academic calendar, so January feels like midyear to me, but I’m finding that now that I’m out of the teaching profession, January is a good time to try implementing new systems and goal-setting. Something about the holiday season… Read More Goals for this season of life
Well, this can only mean one thing. French onion soup. Delicious. Decadent. Filling. Did I mention easy? Oh, yes. Don’t let that “French” part fool you. This soup is one of the easiest recipes I know. Ingredients: 6–8 sweet onions (my favorites are Vidalia onions) 6–8 cups of beef broth (1 cup for each onion)… Read More Good Soup & Even Better Holiday Advice
My One Little Word for 2014 is intentional, and I’ve been thinking about how that relates to rest. My sweet friend Holly recently posted about this very topic, and her post left me thinking about being more intentional in my own rest, which can be difficult in a world where we’re driven to tackle every item on… Read More Being Intentional in Rest
People, gather round. I have something domestic to share. Have you heard of Clementine Patterns? It’s just about the most adorable embroidery pattern company I’ve ever heard of in my life. Granted, it’s probably the only embroidery pattern company I’ve ever heard of in my life, but that is neither here nor there. I’ve been… Read More Having a Moment: Clementine Pattern Co.
Today, I thought I’d share three of my favorite books to read during Lent. They couldn’t be any more different—a collection of essays, historical fiction, and a children’s book—but I think they are perfect companions to this time of year.
Today, I’m participating in the She Reads Truth devotional-writing project. You can read more about the project and check out other SRT readers’ devotionals here. “And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to… Read More 1 Corinthians 2:1-5: She Reads Truth devotional
As I mentioned recently, the culture of comparison we’ve established for ourselves has been weighing heavily on my heart lately. Rather than just sitting around and stewing over it, I’ve been thinking of ways I can help change the situation. I’m only one person, of course, but maybe if we join together, we can change… Read More Changing this Culture of Comparison
Today, I’m participating in the She Reads Truth devotional-writing project. You can read more about the project and check out other SRT readers’ devotionals here. At this point in the Book of Joshua, Moses has died and God is speaking to Joshua. He is commanding Joshua to take over the duties of Moses and reassuring… Read More Joshua 1:8-9: She Reads Truth devotional
Today, I’m participating in the She Reads Truth devotional-writing project. You can read more about the project and check out other SRT readers’ devotionals here. Oh, Jonah. Enough already. Don’t be one of *those* followers of God. Do you know the ones I’m talking about? The Christians who get so caught up in getting upset… Read More Jonah 3-4: She Reads Truth devotional