I almost titled this post “Things saving my life this winter,” and then realized that it’s a bit early in the season to do a post that is about winter. Technically it is still autumn and won’t be winter for several more weeks. But we’ve had two snows already, and while the trees are still […]

 I am in denial that summer is on its curve out! I love everything about it, and am more doubtful in my love for the colder months of the year (especially living in Idaho). I don’t want it to go, but I’m also determined to enjoy it while it’s here! So in that spirit, here […]

Yesterday I casually mentioned to my husband Marshall a big dream I have for the future of my copywriting Studio. It was one I’ve been thinking about for several months, maybe even a couple years. Marshall was surprised. I guess I hadn’t told him about it before, or at least not told him it was […]

We got home last Tuesday night around ten o’clock at night, Mountain Standard Time. Also known as around five o’ clock in the morning in London, where we were arriving from; also known as seven o’clock in the morning in Greece, where we had been a few days before. Do you know what I noticed […]

Suddenly it is the tenth day of March and the field that surrounds our house is sprouting green. I am SO ready for spring—more ready than I could possibly tell you! The beginning of spring means the end of winter, which means remembering what was good about this winter. Here is (part of) my list. […]

Looking for Joy

Feb 23, 2022

Last Sunday, I chatted with a friend briefly about digging for joy: how it keeps us going, keeps us believing in good things even when it’s hard. The conversation reminded me of something I wrote last winter: “I don’t know when light will break through for us. We’re praying for spring to come…for our house […]

Today is one of those days that I feel uninspired and unmotivated. I mostly want to curl up in my cozy bed and sleep for the afternoon, or else snuggle with my husband on the couch and read a favorite, familiar book—the kind that makes you get lost to the world and come back with […]

This morning Marshall called me soon after he left for class. He just wanted to tell me I should start my car at least fifteen minutes before I needed to leave—there was so much frost that he figured I would freeze otherwise. Does that mean fall is over?  I sort of think it does. I’m […]

On October

Oct 27, 2021

I usually use a template when I write blog posts, but not today. My writing tends to lean heavily on routine (as do most parts of my life, honestly) but this time I’m stepping away from that just to say, candidly: sometimes rhythms get tired and sometimes months are hard, and you can’t do the […]

We’ve been saying it since July, or maybe even June, Marshall and I— “Can you believe we’ve been married almost a year?!” No. We can’t. But we have! This Sunday will be one year since September 26th, 2020, the day when we made a covenant with each other and God to love each other for […]