An update on the move to Patheos

Hey friends! Thanks for your feedback this week on the header for the new site. You overwhelmingly voted for happy sweet Micha, as opposed to “pissed, reflective Micha” to quote Cameron in the comments. Although Lyndsey was hoping I could be a little less Beth Moore and more Anne Lamott (confession: I’m way too uncool [Read More…]

Poem-a-Day Friday: Robert Lowell, again

Yes, I’m still reading Robert Lowell. But I promise a new poet next time. (Next Friday is Good Friday, and I will offer lots of stunning words from the best of the word-makers on that day.) Today, however, I’m posting this, not because I understand it all. (Lowell is not the easiest.) But because I [Read More…]

Let them tell this story: She was always being remade

I’m a stressed mom. I’m stressed too often. I worry that August’s most prominent memory of his childhood will be my contorted anxiety face leaning over his carseat, snapping at him and plugging his seatbelt in tight. Sometimes he asks me, “Mama, are you stressed?” Sometimes he tells Chris when he comes home: “Mommy was [Read More…]

{Practicing Benedict} When new clothing is issued

“When new clothing is issued, the old should be immediately returned to be put in store for distribution to the poor. Two tunics and two cowls should be enough for each member of the community to provide for night-wear and for laundering. Anything more than that would be excessive and this must be avoided… There [Read More…]

I need your help!

Hey friends, I’m working on the new header for our move over to Patheos and I need your thoughts on my two possible headers. Will you leave me a comment with your opinion? Which do you like the best? or PS Special thanks to my brother, Jason Boyett, for the design and to Erin Molloy [Read More…]

Dirty House Thankful

  Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what He has done for me. (Psalm 66:14) For the prayer book I’ve been following for the past few weeks (The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime by Phyllis Tickle) and its collection of scripture that keeps sticking in my head. Like [Read More…]