Annie Downs


Hues of Fun

Feb 8, 2016 by

I just got my nails painted a sage green color. I’ve never done this shade before, which is a bit surprising because I change the color of my nails pretty […]


I’m a failure at resolutions. I’m a quitter. It’s just what I have done historically — when the going gets hard, I get going, to a new location where things […]


The Longing

Dec 4, 2015 by

I wrote about it last year. The singleness of the season. The way it feels, for many of us singles, to live in November and December. I’ve had pretty good […]


No, this isn’t my thoughts on holiday music, though I say Yes! and Amen! if you are already rockin’ around the Christmas tree. I find, in my life, that the right […]

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I went to Israel two weeks ago with 32 amazing people and the Israel Collective. On Friday night, while staying in Jerusalem, we were invited to a family’s home for […]


I love seeing musicals. It’s been a love of mine for a long time. In fact, I was just in New York for a few days and bawled my eyes […]

I came so they can have real and eternal

I love to read. I always have. But for the past few years, my book reading has declined drastically. (Which, I understand is hilarious because I write books for my job. […]

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I got a card in the mail last week from a favorite 12-year-old. She’s the daughter of a friend of mine and someone I spend a good amount of time […]