Rainy Spring Days

On rainy spring days I am reminded of Mr. Schulz’ 11th Grade Creative Writing Class. It was there I realized how much I like to write. And it was there that I discovered a world of poetry outside Whitman and Shakespeare, who lived behind dusty jacket covers in our house. I discovered William Carlos Williams…

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Pause

Last weekend I went to a women’s retreat for the ladies of our church. Two-hundred women laughing, talking, singing, crying, listening, praying, playing, relaxing together. I came away feeling full—full of good Amish food (they make magical pie…and noodles), but mostly I was soul-full. The theme of the retreat was Pause. The idea being, we…

Broccoli: “Awesome” Declares 5-yr-old

I’m a foodie. I love trying new foods from around the world and close to home. I enjoy cooking new foods, the tastes and textures, the exploratory science of it—especially if someone else will clean up the dishes afterwards. My husband, Justin, also likes trying new foods. He enjoys eating what I cook and, joy…

Heaven, According to Will and Sam

Lately the boys (Will is 5 and Sam is 3) have been asking a lot of questions—and giving a lot of answers—about heaven. I thought I’d share a bit of what I’ve learned. Sam: Mommy? When are we going to heaven: today or tomorrow? Will: No Sam. We go to heaven when we get dead.…

Changes

Dear friends, Oh, the life of the Mommy-Blogger. What does that title mean in real-time? It means my plans are always balanced precariously on the whims of home-life.