Foot Surgery and Other Forms of Self-Care

Quick disclaimer: I’m not a health-care professional. Self-care is highly personal, and certain aspects of it should be discussed with your personal health care team. (Including mental health professionals).  I often notice that the Holy Spirit speaks to us in seasons. A few weeks ago, my post about margins resonated with many of you (youContinue reading “Foot Surgery and Other Forms of Self-Care”

{Something Borrowed, Something Blue}

My husband wrote this last Saturday after they’d left for their honeymoon: “The bridge at Bowl & Pitcher has become a well-traveled part of the fabric our family history with countless trail runs beginning here. Today, before walking Bethany Meek across this bridge to present her to her groom we stopped so we could snapContinue reading “{Something Borrowed, Something Blue}”

{On Birthdays and Anniversaries: July Edition}

July is a slower month for us in a lot of ways… warm days of soaking up the sun, long summer evenings gazing into the backyard fire, slower mornings and general laziness descends upon us. It’s also slower when it comes to celebrations… We seem to frontload our year with birthdays, and then around MayContinue reading “{On Birthdays and Anniversaries: July Edition}”

Stones of Remembrance

Stories are my favorite. I especially love family stories. I love to tell them, and I love to hear them. I think that’s most likely the main reason that my novel (which I’m currently in the process of editing) incorporates some of the stories of my family that have been passed down to me. AsContinue reading “Stones of Remembrance”

The 4th of July Isn’t Cancelled: 6 ways to cultivate traditions during a crisis

I have always loved the 4th of July.  I could name a myriad of reasons: BBQs, family time, patriotic music, fireworks, the fact that it’s a summertime holiday.  There are certain things about the way my family has celebrated the 4th over the years that simply speak to my soul.  I love the togetherness IContinue reading “The 4th of July Isn’t Cancelled: 6 ways to cultivate traditions during a crisis”

{REMEMBER}

My son’s cap and gown arrived over the weekend. Another reminder of all that this Spring season should have been, and won’t be. I find myself in a strange place where hope and grief co-mingle, intertwined with each other as if one. Hope: the long, slow process of reopening has begun.  Certain restrictions are beingContinue reading “{REMEMBER}”

{Courage}

My Bible reading plan had me at the beginning of the book of Joshua when the Covid-19 restrictions began.  The Lord said to Joshua, “Be strong and courageous.”  Over and over again, setting the tone for the whole book, the Lord says, “Be strong and courageous.” When my daughter’s Irish dance events began to beContinue reading “{Courage}”