Pay Attention: Advent, Christmas, and All Those Signs


Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. Then Isaiah said: “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my […]

Countdown: Feels Like Forever


…Someone, please give me—who is born again but still so much in need of being born anew— give me the details of how to live in the waiting cocoon before the forever begins? ― Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are It’s so close I can almost smell […]

Motherhood Mantras: Stories of Survival


{Above image from here} I started writing about the words that I clung to during the first few months of the babies’ arrival, and then the middle months, and the later months, and…now pretty much all day everyday I rely on a variety of them to keep me from losing it or running away. Some […]


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