Enough: A Reflection on 2013

I know it’s almost February. But, if you don’t mind having a little grace with me and my book-finishing/moving brain, I’m ready to call it a New Year around here. Happy New Year everybody! January has been a blur of packing and unpacking and book promotion stuff. But I’d like to stop for a second [Read More…]

The Pursuit of Enough: Ask me what I have for you…

When I was five months pregnant with Brooksie, I was barely one year into our new life in San Francisco. I was still making friends. I was still coming to terms with the reality of the Pacific Time Zone. And I was learning the more difficult aspects of urban dwelling. I had moved our little [Read More…]

The Pursuit of Enough: When God makes it beautiful

I’ve been grinding my mouth guard down to a thin layer of plastic. All night, grinding. I was this stressed one year ago, suddenly making plans to move across the country again with my family, trying to find temporary homes for the months of September and October, begging God to help me find a preschool [Read More…]

The Pursuit of Enough: When sadness lives on the doorstep of happiness

  A couple of months ago, I had a conversation about my book with a former professor, a writing mentor. We were trying to get at the heart of this story I’m trying to tell in my memoir. Yes, it’s about prayer and losing it and finding it again in an entirely new, hope-giving way. [Read More…]

The Pursuit of Enough: Remembering the Thankful

  I can flip the switch from Resting Weekend Micha to Anxious Snap-Mouth Micha in about, ummm, three minutes of staring at my computer, remembering all that exists in there that I still have to do. The lovely thing about my Lenten practice of Sabbath beginning at sundown on Saturday night and ending sundown on [Read More…]

The Pursuit of Enough: Keeping Sabbath

“We rest in order to honor God and his creation, which suggests that not to rest dishonors both.” -Judith Shulevitz, The Sabbath World   The thing about Sabbath is that there are still always dishes to do and the kids are still themselves. There are diapers to change and stories to read. And that’s my [Read More…]