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
This isn’t a food blog, it’s more of a whatever-we-feel-like-writing-about blog, but today it’s about food! Each Sunday, we have a group of hungry college students in our home for post-sermon application discussion and lunch. We have a fantastic food coordinator who loves students and loves to make sure they are well fed – she makes sure that someone makes lunch each week, and every 4th week that person is me!
Cooking for a crowd isn’t necessarily my forte, but this year I found something that seems to be a hit every time I make it. Slider sandwiches are a pretty big deal, apparently! I never have leftovers when I make them, and usually hear things like “oh man, those were delicious, I love those things”, which is music to my ears! [Read more…] about The Crowdpleasers!
One of the things I love to do when I need to buckle down and work on a project at work is to put a sign on the door (I have to be somewhat direct – do not open this door unless the zombie apocalypse has begun), plug my earbuds in, and find something appropriately motivating or relaxing to listen to. My current office is located right under some kind of HVAC unit. It often vibrates like it’s about to take off, so music is a big self-defense mechanism at the moment! Here are a few of my current favorites, including my personal favorite which is my own somewhat eclectic mix of genres: [Read more…] about Current Playlist Obsessions
Ok maybe not the extravaganza part. When the date night budget line item is low, but you still want to do something fun together… you turn to the internet. Brian looked at a couple of blog sites that had fairly lengthy lists of “creative” stay-at-home date night ideas. As he read the ideas to me, some thoughts occurred: [Read more…] about Date Night Extravaganza
New music for me and the Korg, that is. I spent a happy couple of hours tonight working on Good to Me (Assad) as well as Mia and Sebastian’s Theme, and Planetarium (La La Land). It’s been awhile since I sat down to play for pure enjoyment, and I loved every minute.
What’s new on my playlist? Foy Vance, a Northern Irish musician whose music I’ve been enjoying. Check out his song Guiding Light, and see what I’m talking about.
I’d love to hear what new music you’re discovering – feel free to leave a comment!
I was working on this whole post about winter and winter-like seasons of life… I just can’t go down that path of comparison right now. Instead, let’s talk about creativity and it’s role in healing. For the past two years I’ve done that slightly-goofy “one word” thing. I like themes, themes give order and boundaries, I like those. And, for better or worse, the word that has consistently come to mind was “create”. [Read more…] about Creativity and my heart