I didn’t realize I couldn’t see before I got glasses in the second grade. But I remember a night shortly after getting my super sturdy (and nerdy) frames with the […]


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 […]

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; […]

Hospitality -

“Practice makes perfect,” my piano teacher would always say. So when the Holy Spirit tells us to “practice hospitality,” the idea must be that we keep getting better and better […]

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 […]

Proverbs 22 -

More than once my exasperated mother said, “Someday, I hope you have a daughter just like you.” I always wondered if such words were a veiled threat—or an unspoken confession. […]

Expect Jesus - Sarah Markley -

Two years ago we spent Christmas with my sister-in-law and family in England. Then we spent the New Year holiday in Northern Ireland with some friends. We explored the countryside, […]


In Pursuit

Dec 2, 2014 by

It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. […]