Hail Storms, Peaches, Sabbath Rain and a Baby.

Back in May of this year, we planted a peach tree. It felt a little like cheating, because we planted a tree that was already loaded with the tiny beginnings of peaches. But when you have a choice between peach trees covered in peaches, and peach trees that don’t have any… you’re probably going to […]

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Growing in the Dark-Guest Post by Greer Ohara

Greer and I met back in high school during long rehearsals for a show with CYT. 😉 It’s safe to say that we’ve both grown and changed a lot since those days when we were glueing on false green eyelashes for our roles as beauticians in the Wizard of Oz, but we have kept in […]

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Habits of Rest: Keeping Sabbath

Psalm 131 (A song of Ascents, of David) “O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; My eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things Too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with its mother; Like a weaned […]

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Habits of Work: Are they working for you?

Habits that Work for You Your day is full of working habits. From that first time you push snooze, to the time you get up, brush your teeth, and put on your clothes. To where you find your keys, wallet and phone just before heading out the door. As I spoke about in my last […]

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Let the Daily be Deliberate

Sometimes as a stay-at-home Mama, it feels like I’m drowning in the daily. Like the little tasks I do again, and again and again may smother me inside their static ordinariness. The littleness of the days can threaten to swallow you in insignificance. If you’re staring into the washer this morning, wondering whether the clothes […]

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Break this Habit First

Before I start my series on habits, I wanted to take a post to address the habit that you must break first if you want to form any truly life-giving and fruitful habits in the future. This is a little bit of my story; maybe it’s part of yours too.   I have always been […]

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Miraculous Asparagus

I discovered what the mystery plant was. In my garden, right next to the Northern fence, stood a small little patch of something that at first I thought looked like dill. It was in a raised bed, and I could tell that it had been planted there, but day after day I looked at this […]

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Why this Writer is taking a Sabbatical

Dear Reader, So it’s been a month since I’ve posted anything, and this lapse in time is probably the largest since I’ve dedicated to writing more faithfully here on the blog since last September. It feels a little scary to share this with you, but here goes. I haven’t been in a good place in […]

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For when you fear you’ve stopped hoping…

Sometimes God meets us in strange places. Maybe not strange, but not definitively holy places. At least, not in the obvious kind of way. Three weeks ago Friday He met me in my car. I was driving the long stretch of I25 after having dropped off the kids with my parents for the weekend. I […]

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