Psalmody: Refuge

The chaotic whirling kaleidoscope of summer has left me feeling a little bit like Dorothy in Oz, waiting to get back to the familiarity and sweetness of my home routines. I have so many things to write about, adventures to recount, and stories to tell . . . but they will all have to waitContinue reading “Psalmody: Refuge”

My Extended Foster Family

When my sister Bethany and her partner Julie decided to become foster parents, I wasn’t sure what to expect any more than they really were. I mean, I knew they would be great parents – it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to deduce that two people willing to wholeheartedly pursue careers serving kids with severeContinue reading “My Extended Foster Family”

I’m a [VALEN-]tiny bit excited.

via When I say I love Valentine’s Day more than any other holiday, I get a multitude of reactions. Most frequently some version of this: via Occasionally, I’ll get something more like this: via But usually it’s more like this: via I have ranted in the past about why I think people need to getContinue reading “I’m a [VALEN-]tiny bit excited.”

Psalmody: A Benediction

In the spirit of this wonderful Christmas season, when I am reminded of what abundant blessings are in this life, I want to share another psalm/hymn from the old church Psalmody I found tucked away in my parents home! One of the most beautiful elements that I love about this benediction is the emphasis onContinue reading “Psalmody: A Benediction”

Courage This Day

Not long ago, in a fit of nostalgic insomnia, I was searching through some books tucked away in my childhood bedroom, and I found this poem, which was written by a woman named Edith Kent Battle. It resonated so clearly with me and my daily thoughts and prayers, so I thought I would share. ThisContinue reading “Courage This Day”