Simple Practices for Reflecting on the New Year: A Guide for Dreamers

I've never been one for grand New Year's resolutions or sequestered days of goal setting. The words "power sheets" make me want to curl up under a blanket and wait, cozy and hidden until spring. However, I do recognize the need to reflect on the past and dream into the future. I'm a romantic, so … [continue]

My Favorite Books of 2017

I love best of the year lists, and what's better than a best of the year list of books? I typically read an eclectic mix of modern fiction, classic works, memoir, and christian living books, and this year was no exception. I re-read more books than I usually do, and I also read an enormous amount … [continue]

The Hope of Christmas

Years ago, during our Zurich years, my kids' international school introduced Swiss customs to the students to help them understand the local culture. One such custom was the arrival of Samichlaus, with his sack full of chocolate and clementines, who roamed the halls and burst into classrooms … [continue]

Keep it Simple: An Advent Resource Guide

Many of you arrived here by signing up for my Advent audio guide, Journeying to Bethlehem Together, and for that I'm grateful. It's a joy to have you here as we hold longing together. I still consider myself a newbie when it comes to observing Advent, and if not a total newbie, at the very least … [continue]

Journeying to Bethlehem: An Advent Audio Devotional

Hello, dear readers! I have a small gift for you this season. I've been quietly working behind the scenes on audio Advent devotional just for you! Is Advent one more thing you don't have time for this holiday season? Are you unsure where to begin? Are you already tired of the ads, the over … [continue]