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Work, Study, Rest & Play: The Art of Simple Podcast

  I have loved Tsh Oxenreider since I read Organized Simplicity three years ago. And her site The Art of Simple is inspiring and challenging to my always-trying, but not quite simply-organized self. Last spring I had the chance to meet her in real life when she came through San Francisco on tour for her newest ...

Thankful Tuesday . . . Revived!

It's been a long time since it was Thankful Tuesday around here, maybe an entire year. A friend recently told me she'd missed Thankful Tuesdays, which was a surprise to me, actually. I'd always thought Thankful Tuesdays were more a day I loved on the blog each week, and less something anyone else read. But the truth is: ...

An Invitation to Make Space for Jesus this Advent

  Since I became a mother, I have learned to consider Advent in a way I never grasped before. If Christmas is the season of celebration, Advent is the season of preparation, of anticipation. Who better to teach us than a mother? Mary, the young girl given the overwhelming task of bringing God’s child into the ...

Ghostly Grief: On Miscarriage and Loss

I've written briefly here about my experience with my miscarriage this past summer, but I haven't yet shared the story. Today I'm over at OnFaith sharing (pretty vulnerably) about my experience that week and about the complications of grieving a relationship you never really had. I lie back against the paper-coated ...

I’m pregnant! (And…some thoughts on that.)

Yes, that’s me! Like, yesterday. I’m seventeen weeks pregnant. Baby number 3 will making its way into the world this April. Can you believe that? Me neither. I was going to tell you weeks ago but I didn’t. And I’m still trying to make sense of why. Of course, I know why I kept it quiet the first trimester. The ...

Embodied: Communion and Pregnancy

  By the time I was pregnant with my first son I was learning to pray using contemplative practices. I was embracing the liturgy. And I was in a church that celebrated communion every Sunday with real wine in a shared chalice. My husband and I had been at this church for two years prior to my pregnancy and during ...

Advent Poetry Series “Darkness”

Darkness For Behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall rise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee, and the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. -Handel’s Messiah (from Isaiah, chapter 60) Immensity, cloister’d in thy ...