Gratitude

Ordinary Miracle of Bleeding Hearts

I was out front, watering the garden that runs along the white picket fence, when I heard my son Noah yell. “Quick, Mommy! Quick! Come here! Hurry!” His voice was urgent, […]

Staff Picks {Sally Haukas}

Hi there! I’m delighted to be with you all today, bringing you a bit of my faves from the store. Though I currently live in Chicago, I’m a farm-raised Arkansan […]

OpeningUpToWhatIs

It’s been cold and rainy for a week straight. My girls are using all their creative power to play yet another round of make believe. The box of dress-up clothes […]

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A few weeks ago as I was visiting my sister, we were walking from her house to the barn when I saw a huge feather on the ground in front […]

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From an outsider’s perspective, my life looks small. I am currently spending my 22nd summer at Eagle Lake Camp, where we practice discipleship and praise and “enthusiasm is contagious!” chants […]

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Free Indeed!

Jul 1, 2014 by

What does it mean to be free? This is not a question that yields an easy answer. I started thinking about my life and wondering if I am truly free. […]

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It can take a long time for a woman to figure out how to take a compliment. You might go a whole lifetime thinking it’s plain wrong to say “thank […]

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Laughing Lines

Jun 16, 2014 by

“…she laughs at the days to come.” Proverbs 31:25 i. Hannah was a German exchange student befriended by my daughter and her friends their junior year, and theirs was a […]