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Learning from Heroines of the Faith: The Little Way

It is a joy to have Michelle DeRusha here today. Her memoir Spiritual Misfit released around the same time as mine, and I found in her easy humor and gentle faith a kindred-friend in this spiritual journey. She recently released another book, 50 Women Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Heroines of the Faith, a book ...

An Invitation to Choose the Better Thing

This morning I sat in my bed and listened to one of my favorite podcasts, Pray As You Go. On the crazy mornings, the ones where I don’t wake up early enough (read: 5:45) to pray in the quiet and I feel the sting of leaving the house at 7:15 to get the kids to school (WHY? WHY DO WE LEAVE THE HOUSE AT 7:15???), the Pray ...

My Summer Away: What I Was Into

  I already told you on Monday that June was a hard month. So I spent most of my time NOT reading. I sat on a couch with a heating pad and watched Austenland about fifteen times. You think I'm kidding.  Listen, if you need a happy romance, if you're sick or sad and you need to watch something that actually makes ...

And now it’s time to read…

I love the end of April. I love waking up to brighter mornings and washing dishes in the evenings while the sun sets at 7:30. I love spring warmth, even in San Francisco, where soon (once June hits) the sun will fade behind a cloud and we will enter the chill of summer. (Yes, I said that right.) But for now, it's almost ...

Good Words (What’s on my chalkboard this week)

It's back! My chalkboard! Hopefully soon I'll be adding some more interesting tidbits (ie posts and articles I loved this past week + super excited vlogging conversations, etc.) But for today, Good words is going to simply include one lovely quote from a book I love. This is from Dave Harrity's beautiful and challenging ...

Thankful Tuesday: Hay and Apples

We had yesterday off from school. So what better way to spend a beautiful October Northern California day than to scoot ourselves out of the urban jungle and downstate to where the fruit grows on trees! (On trees, I promise!) And pumpkins emerge from soil, not just asphalt parking lots.  We ate apples straight from the ...

In Real Life (a guest post from Sarah Dunning Park)

I love that Sarah Dunning Park is here today. Believe it or not, though Sarah is all over the blogging world, I didn't first meet her online. She went to high school with my husband and we met at their ten year reunion. So, you understand, it has been a thrill to rediscover Sarah here in the interwebs and realize we have ...