When I was a kid, I thought that New Year’s was somehow magical. I imagined that somehow, at midnight, everything was wiped clean and we all miraculously got a clean slate with which to start the next year. The parties and celebrations seemed to lend credence to that – why else would we be celebrating? Also, staying up until midnight – kind of a big deal when your bedtime is usually 8:30! [Read more…] about The Magic of a New Year
Well, it’s kind of a yucky morning out there. It’s cold, the rain turned into snow overnight, and it’s one of those days where my warm cozy bed is pretty inviting. In fact, the duvet didn’t want to let me get up and kept calling me back for snuggles.
It’s Sunday. No one would miss me at church, would they? I am tired, and would love to nestle into this warm bed with a cat on one side and a golden retriever on the other and just stay put. [Read more…] about Singing to God, preaching to my soul
A little update from the garden. I stepped into the world of flower gardening this summer rather tentatively. I’m so thankful to have rid my body of inflammation, thereby becoming pain-free for the first time in years! I was a little afraid that I would re-injure something in my back and cause more of the same pain [Read more…] about I’ve been getting my hands dirty…
Today is our 18th anniversary. 18 years ago we stood up in front of family and friends, and made promises to each other. I’m not usually one to make big public declarations of love, but at eighteen years together I think I’d like to say this to the world. Or at least the three people that read our blog. [Read more…] about 18 and counting – that’s years, not kids!
Since moving to Rochester, I have the longest commute that I’ve ever had. It’s typically about 30 minutes in the morning, sometimes a little bit longer at night or in the winter. If it snows, I can plan on anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour. Having always had ridiculously short drives to work, I’ve never had the question of what to do while going to work – listening to KLOVE or a good classical station for 5 to 15 minutes is a no-brainer. However, with a longer drive on my hands now, I quickly wanted a little bit more out of my drive to and from the office each day. What to do? [Read more…] about Books on the Go
I’ll always remember the first time I laid eyes on that sign. It was a cold January evening, and I happened to be taking an alternate route home from work to avoid some kind of traffic backup. As I drove along Mt. Hope Avenue in Rochester, it was dark and snowing a little bit. I was tired, teary-eyed, missing a place that felt like home, missing a friend… just plain homesick. Rochester wasn’t home yet, as kind as everyone was. [Read more…] about Hope Lifts Our Hearts