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On the Glory of the Clementine, and Noticing

  One of the gifts of having a child whose development moves at a quieter, more deliberate pace than my other babies is that I have more time to notice the miraculous moments of his everyday growth. Today I'm writing at GraceTable about the day Ace learned to feed himself a clementine, and the wonders of being ...

Delight: My One-Word for 2016 (and an announcement)

You are a delight. We say that to Ace, the baby who seems remarkably gifted at sweetness. I say it while I tickle him or while he giggles to my lame-mom attempts at singing our way through the afternoon. I say it to my older boys when they’re snuggling close, their hair sometimes the scent of the dreamcicle ice cream ...

Rituals: Paying Attention to the Setting Sun

It was January when we moved into our house over a year ago. We’d lived in San Francisco for close to four years already, but we’d mostly avoided the Outer Sunset District, a neighborhood known for soul-less square houses and tiny front yards paved over into driveways. San Francisco is a city that was built around ...

WALKING EPIPHANY in San Francisco

  Tamara Hill Murphy is a blogger and friend of mine from our days together at Christ Church in Austin. She is also a wonderful blogger who writes about the "Sacramental Life" and living intentionally through the Christian seasons. She has such a creative mind and comes to these things in beautifully unique ...

Chatting about Found with Keri Wyatt Kent

Friends, today I'm sending you over to Keri Wyatt Kent's blog. If you don't know Keri, she is a seasoned writer and the author of several books. She is also a kindred who has been publishing books about rest and spiritual formation since long before I ever started thinking about those things. I'm honored to have begun ...

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 ...

An Invitation to Extend Hospitality Toward God’s Voice

  Last week I rediscovered some good words from one of my favorite Benedictines, Macrina Weiderkehr, in her book Abide, that beautiful devotional of hers I keep mentioning around here. She writes this:   “Is it possible to extend hospitality to the Word of God and remain unchanged? We offer hospitality ...