Words on the Internet: My Fourth Blogiversary

As crazy as this sounds, I’ve been blogging for FOUR YEARS. Whatttt?!! This little corner of the internet has surprised me in many ways: it has brought connections and friendships that I’d never otherwise have it has been instrumental in helping me to absorb what I’m learning in school (and synthesize it through writing) itContinue reading “Words on the Internet: My Fourth Blogiversary”

Called to Belong: A Look at Romans 1

When I decided to go back to school in my 30’s, I was (blissfully) unaware of how hard it would be…how the crunch of learning how to learn again would feel a lot like getting back on the treadmill after being out of shape for years. But just like we get pumped at the start ofContinue reading “Called to Belong: A Look at Romans 1”

Why We Wrestle Before We Write

Browse the blogosphere today and you’ll find a copious amount of “How To” and “Top 10” and “Year in Review” type posts. That’s well and good and I might even read a few of them…but this isn’t one of those posts.

SHARED: “No Happy Harmony” by Elizabeth C. Corey

“Both the ethical imperatives I’ve described—“must work” and “must stay at home”—reflect noble desires, the one for talents fully used and the other for the vocation of motherhood. But I worry that both are too often promoted ideologically, prescribed as answers to the anxieties young women naturally feel about what they should do. This problemContinue reading “SHARED: “No Happy Harmony” by Elizabeth C. Corey”

Too Late?

This illustration by Michelle Rial made me smile because, as I’ve hinted at recently, I deal with this fear a lot. I’m staring down my email inbox on a Monday morning, organizing my class workload for the week, and wondering if it’s too early to make myself a second espresso (it’s 9:30am, I think not.)Continue reading “Too Late?”

SHARED: How To Write by Elizabeth Gilbert — via swissmiss

1) Tell your story TO someone. Pick one person you love or admire or want to connect with, and write the whole thing directly to them —like you’re writing a letter. 327 more words I caught this on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Instagram account last week and loved it so much that I stashed it in my “Saved”Continue reading “SHARED: How To Write by Elizabeth Gilbert — via swissmiss”

when walking by faith prompts the question, “Is this worth it?”

I look at the clock again. How is it that time already? Where had the last 45 minutes gone? I’m scrambling to finish the task I am doing, one of about a thousand that requires me to do it, my hands and my feet, and not anyone else. My pace quickens as I throw inContinue reading “when walking by faith prompts the question, “Is this worth it?””

three things: podcast episodes on being a woman

Yesterday, I found myself on my Mom’s patio, chatting with three of my sisters (missing one! xo) while all of our children played in the back yard. One of my sisters held her wee little newborn, another held her chunky seven month old, and the third held her 38 week belly. Standing in the afternoonContinue reading “three things: podcast episodes on being a woman”