Take delight in the Lord //

We’re sitting on the back screen porch, with kids happily playing and watching the ducks on the pond. My baby girl cruises over to where I’ve eaten something, a crumb […]

Hope can rise // Ann Voskamp //

That first call was from the hospital. Right about the cracking dawn on Resurrection Sunday, her whispering on the other end of the line. Two weeks so far. Not that […]


Do you ever find yourself discouraged or even overwhelmed by the state of your home? I know I have found myself in that place more than I would like to […]

Joy is found when we're doing what we're (2)


Mar 30, 2015 by

She toddled into the room with a plan, antique hand mirror, and brush in hand. This two-year-old had work to do. She couldn’t quite climb atop the bed to join us, though; […]

Joy is a function of how you thank - Ann Voskamp -

When Thursday gets caught in your teeth like a piece of spinach, the crazy thing is you could dare to laugh — it gets things unstuck. You know how it […]

Her children rise up and call her blessed //


Feb 14, 2015 by

Valentine’s Day isn’t about romance or passion to me. Instead, it’s a blur of fizzy affections tethered first to grade school then later to a woman of valor. I grew up […]

You are His -

Startled by the silence, I shot up in bed and searched for blurry neon red lights that confirmed it was three in the morning, time to feed the baby. But Andrew, our […]

We all need a safe place -

I can still pick her up. She is tall and willowy and almost nine. But I can still carry her. And that’s why I’m here. To carry her. She keeps […]