Eden revisited

Trees and flowing water at Tel Dan National Park, Israel

A few different friends suggested that I watch Good Omens on Amazon Prime. It’s funny, British, has a stellar cast, and is an irreverent take on the relationship between good and evil? I’m there. (Well, I’m only 3/4 of an episode there so far. Finishing a thesis and attending Annual Conference really takes it out […]


i knowjust enough to knowhow sparse and fleetingare the things i knowfor every thing i learni unlearn three morefor a life built on being righti have learned to live in the spaceof being wrong and maybe i’m wrongabout the guest list for heavenand maybe i’m wrongabout how gloriously we are madeand maybe i’m wrongto believe […]

A Love Letter to the Neighborhood

Well, it’s time for me to step into the confessional. Arthur…enjoys screen time. Now that you’ve recovered and I’ve passed off my World’s Best Mom mug, time for confession #2: I. Love. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. For the uninitiated, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is a PBS show based in Mr. Roger’s Land of Make-Believe and centered around a new […]

The domestic un-goddess

The battle for domestic bliss – it’s real, and it’s never-ending.I’m a big fan of personal organization, which I’ve mentioned more than a dozen times on here and, well, just about everywhere else. The problem is, admiring and cataloging organizational best practices is only productive when you actually put them into practice…and there, dear friends, I am […]

Why I don’t worship my child

I love my child more than I’ve ever loved anybody – a lot of love, given that I’ve loved very hard and very deeply in my life. But I’m troubled at the idea of parenthood that has taken root since I was a kid, this notion that becoming a parent immediately converts you into an acolyte worshiping at the […]

The Contentment Challenge

One of the benefits of the #Blogtober14 challenge so far has been that just getting into the habit of writing regularly is churning the creative juices so I can write on things that are more relevant to the vision I have for this blog rather than always following the prompt in front of me. Today’s inspiration came […]

Stop trying to make “Slutoween” happen.

In what I personally consider to be a more offensive marketing fail, I received an email newsletter today in which the featured post was “Slutoween 2.0” (there was a 1.0, apparently), which purported to run down the “over-the-top” sexy costumes available for purchase this Halloween.At the end of the blurb, the poster implored, “Let’s see a little bit more […]

Quotes I live by [#Blogtober14 Day 15]

So I was just kidding about blogging again yesterday. On the plus side, I wrote two more pages of my book! Maybe one day after it’s published some other people’s favorite quotes will come from its pages. In the meantime…back to #Blogtober14! I actually collect quotes, so the only temporary difficulty I had with today’s suggested topic was whittling […]


Uncluttered by Gwen Smith has been stuck in my head from the day I first listened to it a couple of weeks ago. I searched for her music on Spotify after I signed up for her Girlfriends in God devotional, and this was one of the songs that just called out like she had written […]