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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 ...

My Summer Away: What We Did

People!!!!! I have missed you. After a summer away from the blog, it's hard to even know where to start with you. So let's just pretend we've run into each other at Trader Joe's and we haven't seen each other for three months.   You: Micha, hey! How are you? How was your summer? Micha: Well. It was good. I ...

The Risk of Silence (on NOT blogging this summer)

I’m not blogging this month. Or next month. It seems that right now, I’ve run clear out of things to say. I’m not blogging because for months I was churning out words furiously, sacrificing too much time with my family, sacrificing rest. And I don’t think it was worth it. I’m not blogging because blogging ...

An Invitation to Choose Rest

I have a hard time answering people who ask me how writing and releasing my first book has been. I know what I ought to say, what others are hoping I’ll say: That it’s been a dream, that I’m so grateful, that it’s been an incredible life experience. And maybe my hesitation to say so proves my lack of gratitude. ...

An Invitation into the Spacious Ordinary

                                                          It’s a Saturday afternoon. Brooksie’s napping and Chris is upstairs vacuuming. August has wandered downstairs to see what I’m up to. I’m sitting cross-legged on the carpet folding clothes. He joins me. “Mommy, how do you fold ...

An Invitation to Slow Work

  At the Festival of Faith and Writing I happily found myself in a session titled “Slow Reading.” I joked to a couple of friends on my way to the session that my whole reason for going was to make myself feel better about my inability to read anything half as fast as most of my peers. It’s true. I’m a slow ...

Holy Week / Holy Protest of Silence

[caption id="attachment_9238" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Farm Garden with Crucifix, Gustav Klimt (1912, Austrian)[/caption]   This past week at the Festival of Faith and Writing, I picked up a book of poetry that is exploding my brain in all the best ways. Scott Cairns has taken the writings of the mystics ...