one hundred gifts

Last July, I began to count the gifts. There are a sea of black journals on my bookshelf, but this one is red and I wanted it that way. I want to think thankfulness when I see that flash of color. Ann invites us to share our gifts in community, counting one by one....

for your weekend

May your weekend be filled with fruit, both the kind you eat and the kind that develops character. May this typically gray time of year carry uncharacteristically colorful gifts, and may you receive them with open hands. Dare to step into this mysterious new year with...
scary hope

scary hope

“Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” Romans 8:24-25 Yesterday I invited you to share some of the things you are focusing on in your homes, blogs,...

how to come home

My oldest daughter (and when I say oldest, I mean by 3 minutes) told me last week that if she ever has two girls and a boy she will name them Chevon, Sabine, and Jeddel. We don’t know anyone with those names and I don’t think she’s read them in any...