Apparently, today is World Book Day. I didn't know this was a thing but, as an avid reader, this seems like a good day to post about what I've been diving into so far in 2019. The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book was like a meandering dream, … Continue reading 2019 Reading So Far
About this time six years ago, a few weeks into Tween's second grade year, his teacher found me admiring bulletin boards in the breezeway. She said, "Hey, can you give me a tip? Tween doesn't seem to realize he's in school." I immediately replied, "Oh, give him some time. He'll realize it's no longer summer … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Fall Blooms
Today's guest post comes from a friend with whom Guy and I laughed ourselves silly during The Great 2010 Washington DC Snowpocalypse following the National Prayer Breakfast (we might have, at moments, engaged in the alternative--tears and hair-pulling--but laughter proved more helpful). We prayed together and then got stranded together in the gorgeous hip-deep snow we waded through … Continue reading Get Your Butt in the Chair
Anne Lamott, or as others call her, St. Anne, claims that the Essential Prayers sound this simple: Help. Thanks. Wow. I have prayed many, many words over many, many years, but I’m not sure I could come up with a prayer, petition, or praise that wouldn’t fit those three categories: help, thanks, wow. Other than … Continue reading Help. Thanks. Wow.