You want to grow up fast And be like Mommy And go on adventures with Daddy And be a grown-up. But don't hurry little girl. Don't you rush. Time's a thief and soon we'll be On the very edge of eternity. Babies come and then they grow Into men and women. They will take the [...]
I have the privilege of interviewing my dear friend Sarah Delena White on her upcoming beautiful fantasy, Halayda. (Or is it Phantasie, like George MacDonald spells it?) Don't forget to pre-order the book here. Sarah and I have shared a love of George MacDonald, Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, tea, Messiah College, late night impromptu walks [...]
Anneka's lullabye music is playing and it's like I can hear her sleeping. She loves her music playlist, and when it turns off she usually wakes up, unless she's in a very deep sleep. My thoughts meander—pleasant, happy thoughts. Ones that meditate on how thankful I am to have a job with my husband, how [...]
I don't know of a better thyroid-stimulating, metabolism-boosting workout than the type of Vinyasa-flow yoga I love.
The star became two stars. And two became three. Then Edgar saw that the stars, which were lanterns, were being held by tiny dark shapes against the dusky evening sky. And the shapes became men and horses drawing sleighs.
We've loved watching the Youtube Channel, The Shaytards. Anyone who's watched this show can see this is a family tied together by love. They've gone through tough times before in different ways. Have Shay's actions hurt his family? If what is being said is true, they definitely have. I feel grief for Katilette (Colette) and [...]
"But she had the German penchant for telling people off, and she died alone at 81, having scolded away all her friends." Because I am of Austrian/German heritage, I never forgot these words I read in William Zinsser's book, On Writing Well. “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness [...]
That dream that keeps coming to your heart again and again. The one that's never gone away, no matter what else you do. The one that you think of when you say, yeah, someday, when the time is right. When I have the right time, or the right tools, or after I finish this project, [...]
You’ll have to say no. No to the third-best thing you could be doing. Or the second-best thing you could be doing. Even to what you “should” be doing. Not should in the immediate, practical sense. Responsibility is part of being a grown-up that others can love, share life with, and depend on. But no [...]
Our children show us what the world could be like. Our children are the ever second chance of the human race. They are the sign that "God may be younger than we are." He may say, "let's have another sunrise." (G.K. Chesterton). He is not wearied by the world's problems the way we are, groaning [...]