Light Your Candles Quietly: Keeping Advent with Mary, Vol. 3 (A Repost)

Note: This was first published last Advent, following the shootings in Newtown… Vol. 3 – Defiantly Demanding Redemption “In sober fact there is little romance or beauty in the thought of a young woman looking desperately for a place where she could give birth to her first baby… it is a bitter commentary upon the [Read More...]

Light Your Candles Quietly: Keeping Advent with Mary, Vol. 2 (A repost)

When I first started asking God and myself what it means to be a mother who prays in the midst of the chaos of life at home with kids, what it could look like to practice prayer when my life was not quiet, when most of my attempts at a personal prayer time were interrupted [Read More...]

Light Your Candles Quietly: Keeping Advent with Mary, Vol. 1 (A Repost)

"Light your candles quietly, such candles as you possess, wherever you are" -Alfred Delp

  This week I’m working to finish edits on my book. In my absence, I’ll be reposting a three-part series from last year. Here’s Vol. 1. Happy Advent, friends. _______ I need to finish unpacking my house. I might pop a blood vessel if I don’t get pictures hung up soon. I’ve hardly thought about [Read More...]

Giving thanks with my half-heart (A Deeper Church post)

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Our apartment was so beautiful when we moved into it. All that light and space, that updated kitchen and those shiny countertops. It was full of possibility, a place we could stay for years, a home to settle into. Now that space holds mostly fear when I walk into it. My chest twists in on [Read More...]

Thankful Tuesday on the Thankfulest Week of Year!

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Because if you can’t get all thankful on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, when can you really get thankful?   A Few Thankful Lists:   What August was thankful for on his school Thankful poem: Food Water What Micha, August, and Brooksie were thankful for on our thankful tree (Chris did not participate!): August: Ice Cream [Read More...]

Cara and Micha Take on Doppelgangers!

Back by popular demand (Just kidding. No one demanded this but Cara and me. Because we just can’t help ourselves.), Cara and I are discussing more important life issues in front of the camera: For instance, why I could never live up to the glory that is Reese Witherspoon and why the part of Cara [Read More...]


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