Looking Back and Learning to Love Your Past Self

A few weeks ago, my husband decided to clear out the basement for the third time since we moved into our home nearly four years ago. As we began The Great Sort Out of 2017, boxes and bins I'd shoved and forgotten behind old picture frames and stacks of throw pillows made an appearance. We found our … [continue]

When the Results Aren’t What You Expected: A Labyrinth Walk

The first time I heard of a labyrinth walk, the idea peaked my curiosity. I filed it away in the part of my brain where I keep a small collection of things I want to experience someday--like photographing a hummingbird or growing a blowsy, lush rose bush with blooms the color of sunset. I've yet … [continue]

When You Don’t Want to do the Dishes

"A sign hangs on the wall in a New Monastic Christian community house: "Everyone wants a revolution. No one wants to do the dishes."" ~Tish Harrison Warren in Liturgy of the Ordinary I sigh when it comes time to pull something edible together for dinner--my recipes spin on an endless repeat. I huff … [continue]

Katharina & Martin Luther: A Book Giveaway

**This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winner, Michele!** When Michelle told me she was writing a book about the marriage of Katharina and Martin Luther, I imagined her sitting among stacks and stacks of dry historical documents in a library carrel, possibly stress eating chocolate. I saw … [continue]

Friendship in the Internet Age

Three times, I attempted to visit the Tenement Museum in New York City with a friend before we succeeded. Twice we drove in, sat in traffic for a few hours, then navigated around construction zones, only to find lot after city parking lot full. The third time, we rode the train to Penn Station, then … [continue]