A Blessing for the Little One

My life is about to undergo a significant change, as I live through these last several weeks of my nanny job. It feels like the ending of another chapter, although I hope the relationship strongly established with the little one will continue throughout the story of life. I hope I am a safe place forContinue reading “A Blessing for the Little One”

The Curse of Possessions

I am attempting to have a yard sale today. Why do I have so crazy much stuff? We have recently acquired another roommate, and I also have tentative plans that have finally given me the necessary motivation to seriously downsize. Plus, I am asking the question: which do I want most- the stuff or theContinue reading “The Curse of Possessions”

Tolkien Reading Day 2022

“Love and Friendship” is certainly a theme I can get behind 100%. After all, I am a most hopeless, hopeful romantic. “But that’s a paradox,” you might argue. Of course it is. I am a paradox. I am going to suggest several passages from Lord of the Rings for you to read. The first isContinue reading “Tolkien Reading Day 2022”

Simplicity, Safety, and Love

What is it about Little House that speaks to our souls? I’ve been thinking about the Little House paper dolls I had growing up, and I knew they were still tucked away in the cabinet where our games were kept as kids. So, the other night, when I went back to the farm, I foundContinue reading “Simplicity, Safety, and Love”

Me Away From Home

It’s the end of the second week of the adventure. January is a good time to attempt the new and the slightly scary. For me, this looks like five weeks of study and dorm life, over three hours away from the place I know as home. It was time for change, an escape of sorts,Continue reading “Me Away From Home”

The Christmas Miracle of Hope

Come and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. Hosea 6:1 NKJV Maybe the Christmas miracle is not a change in our circumstances, but rather, the beginnings of healing within ourselves. Maybe it’s not obvious, just more joyContinue reading “The Christmas Miracle of Hope”

The Song

Yesterday, she sat on the couch and sang, “He is the song for the suffewing…” Tonight, I had to face my hurt in an unexpected way. It was supposed to be an evening of redemption, but instead, my past hugged me. Literally. What are we supposed to do? What if a place you love noContinue reading “The Song”