Archives for April 2011

7 Quick Takes — Royal Wedding Edition

Before you groan and click away, how can you groan and click away? This whole royal wedding thing is so exciting. A real prince, who is someday going to be a king, is about to marry a “commoner.” His college sweetheart, not some arranged marriage to a woman he’s never met! I’d call that progress. [Read More…]

Sent to Rescue Me…

Today Maggie is 4 months old. She continues to amaze, challenge, and love me every single day. For you, my baby girl. In my daughter’s eyes, I am a hero. I am strong and wise, And I know no fear. But the truth is plain to see: She was sent to rescue me, I see [Read More…]

Easter Pictures

I apologize these are a bit late, but here are some pictures from Maggie’s first Easter! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with your families! [Read more…]

The Power of Beauty

“We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves.”  — CS Lewis We were sitting in his parents’ basement. [Read More…]

Run to Him

[youtube=] Beneath the weight of all our sin You bowed to none but Heaven’s will No scheme of Hell, no scoffer’s crown No burden great can hold You down In strength You reign Forever let Your church proclaim… Happy Easter friends! [Read more…]

In Jerusalem

We know little We can tell less But one thing I know One thing I can tell I will see you again in Jerusalem Which is of such beauty No matter what country you come from You will be more at home there Than ever with father or mother Than even with lover or friend [Read More…]

A Love Story: Part 2

If you haven’t, go ahead and read Part 1 first! “Your love is like a shadow on me all the time…” – Bonnie Tyler Is it wrong to start a blog post with lyrics from “Total Eclipse of the Heart?” Well, if it is wrong, I don’t want to be right. The song is very [Read More…]

7 Quick Takes Friday

Head over to Conversion Diary for more quick takes! ** 7 ** I’m sorry that you’ve basically just had poetry from me this past week. Actually, on second thought. No, I’m not sorry. Poetry is wonderful and everyone should read at least a little. But what I mean is, I haven’t written much in the [Read More…]

Thoughts on Monday

  I Stop Writing the Poem Tess Gallagher to fold the clothes. No matter who lives or who dies, I’m still a woman. I’ll always have plenty to do. I bring the arms of his shirt together. Nothing can stop our tenderness. I’ll get back to the poem. I’ll get back to being a woman. [Read More…]

From Blossoms

This is one of my favorite poems. ever. I gave it to Atticus when we had been dating a few months, because for me, it captures hope in words. On this, the first beautiful, true spring day here in Indiana, I offer you one of my favs. From Blossoms Li-Young Lee From blossoms comes this [Read More…]