Saturday morning rhythms and we are in the middle of simplifying and downsizing when I come across a sweatshirt, circa 1991. “LANE. This was my favorite sweatshirt when I was eight. Honest to goodness, I wore it every single day of the third grade.” It occurs to me how many years it has been … [Read more...] about The Ordinary Nature of Moving Forward
The dinnertime rush is going on- people are hungry and wanted dinner five minutes ago, and I am cutting carrots and meat while unpacking half-eaten lunches and setting aside food to put right back into that lunchbox for tomorrow. Also, I am unloading the dishwasher. That feels important. Lane … [Read more...] about In Which We’re All Feeling a Little Overwhelmed
This new year has begun how most of them do: both slowly- with 360 days ahead of us still; and with the drop of a ball- so sudden. Such hope. New year, new you, right? Do you feel new yet? Oh, it’s all over the place, isn’t it though- these ways to become new. There’s the way of organization … [Read more...] about In the Midst of All of These New Year’s Resolutions, This is the Only Thing That Really Counts
The car wouldn’t start this morning. A simple problem in the scheme of things, a first world problem really, as they say. But nonetheless, it was my engine that chugged, my car that wouldn’t turn over, my schedule that got rearranged that day. And so I sit in the front seat, hoping against … [Read more...] about All Is Well, After All: On Advent, Hope, and the World On Fire
She always looks at herself in the mirror differently than I ever did. I catch her every now and then, gazing at the mirror, practicing different smiles and ways of holding her shoulders back with her head up and a smirk of pride crosses her lips. A smirk of pride crosses Brennan’s face when she … [Read more...] about you are already amazing
The thing is, love is just so big and wide and deep. Love was there in the silence as nothingness swirled in the mist and love was the first word spoken over it all and love is the banner over us and love never left and love is what came down to show us what love looks like with flesh on. Love … [Read more...] about hey girls? love is big enough.