I just typed up a bunch of words - 1, 299 to be exact - about how hard my life was through college and my first years here in the Dominican Republic. I wrote specifically about how in college I worked a bunch and studied a bunch and for a period went directly from a … Continue reading Exchanging a lie for the truth
A friend of mine recently discovered she is pregnant. On the day she found out for sure, she cried. She was bummed. And then, because she is a human woman, she felt guilty for not feeling how she thought she should feel. This baby, this little peanut growing inside of her now, was not planned. … Continue reading Your life, your feelings
At the beginning of 2015 I choose a word to define the year - soften. At the end of the year I did feel softer - in my attitudes, in my words, and in my relationships. And I wanted to keep that flow going. So this year, rather than choose a word, I chose to … Continue reading Letting go of criticism
I've been trying to convince myself that it's okay that I haven't been writing lately. That it's not a big deal that I have four abandoned novels whose characters keep popping up in my thoughts and dreams. Who cares that I haven't written a blog post in a week? Not me! No big deal! I've … Continue reading Here’s the thing about husband-babies-future balls of yarn
Here are some wise, beautiful words written by wise, beautiful men and women about Robin Williams' heart-breaking death:Robin Williams and Joy Worth Fighting For by Mary Hooke Robin Williams Was Sick, Not Selfish: On Suicide and Mental Illness by Beth Woolsey Jesus or Zoloft? by Jamie the Very Worst MissionaryRobin Williams: A Broken Crayon. by Aaron SmalletsOn Christianity … Continue reading Here are some things about death and joy and gravity and bubbles
My roommate Melissa and I moved to a new apartment this week! I say "we" moved but I did very little of the actual moving. All of our awesome, strong, truck-owning friends showed up and got the job done so quickly and so efficiently yesterday afternoon that we are already over half-way unpacked! The move … Continue reading Check this out!
Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God … Continue reading Here’s the thing about Habakkuk 3