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Pitching In

Pitching In

“Dear Jenny, just a thought, but what if you spent some of the time talking to God that you spend writing to me about boys in your class?” Those words, penned by my camp-counselor-turned-pen-pal, set me on a course of talking with God that has spanned my life to this point. As I grew to … Continue reading

Brown Part 2: Churned up

Brown Part 2: Churned up

This is the second part of a series on the color brown and seeing things as they really are. Read the introduction to the series. With the first step out my door, I notice brown. Leaves, leftover debris from an unfinished fall cleanup, littered the snow. In fact I remembered my husband’s comment as he … Continue reading

Inspiration

Inspiration

I am unofficially following along a photography course that Ian is teaching. This exercise: create a mood board and photograph what inspires you.  Since I actually just cleared my desk of nearly everything in my attempt to simplify during Lent, it was fun to pull things out for a review!   Here are a few other inspirational things in my … Continue reading

Medium

Medium

“I’m not little, I’m medium!” with feet planted, you declare to those at the playground who would exclude the ‘little brother.’   Big squeezes, kisses rain upon your cheeks, rosy from outside play. Big squeeze, big squeeze, then: “Daddy, that’s too hard! I’m medium.”   Dogs on leashes, small dogs – these don’t frighten the medium … Continue reading

Katniss Everdeen and gratitude

Katniss Everdeen: [to her baby] Did you have a nightmare? I have nightmares, too. Someday I’ll explain it to you, why they came, why they won’t ever go away, but I’ll tell you how I survive it. I make a list in my head… of all the good things I’ve seen someone do. Every little … Continue reading

My visit with Bubby Lola

My visit with Bubby Lola

With no living grandparents left, I consider it a gift to have Bubby Lola living near enough to visit. She’s technically my husband’s step-mother’s mother…but to me, she’s just Lola. I saw her this past weekend. The kids were having a “Daddy walk” (taking the train to Salem, and bopping around town with my husband), and I … Continue reading

Style, part II

Style, part II

I am unofficially following along a photography course that Ian is teaching. Here’s a follow up to a recent exercise (photograph something in your wardrobe that captures your style): I chose to focus on a locket and a ring that I have from my grandma. The ring was her “mother’s ring,” containing the birthstones of my cousins and me. Wearing … Continue reading

Books

Books

I am unofficially following along a photography course that Ian is teaching. This exercise: photograph the books you are reading.  We’re currently in the habit of doing Compline (a lovely before bed prayer service from the Book of Common Prayer) with the kids each night. Here’s what we use for that:

Spiderwebs

Spiderwebs

The last few weeks, I’ve noticed a serious cobweb situation developing on our  porch. I realize, of course, that we live (practically) in the woods, and a few spiders come with the territory.  A few.  But I’ve seen more than a few, and some of them have been big suckers. The other night, as I … Continue reading