My Chalkboard: Christine Valters Painter

photo (20)

From The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom [Read more...]

Thankful Tuesday after Thanksgiving

For a sweet, small Thanksgiving with friends. I love hosting parties with my husband. And I love having people in our home. I’m thankful that we already had relationships here in SF and that we didn’t have to be alone on such a big day. For plane tickets to see our families over Christmas. For [Read More...]

Thanksgiving in their words…

"Country Home" by suziebeezie (Pinterest via Andrea Duffy)

This is a repost from last Thanksgiving. But how can I not post it again?   “It is impossible to give thanks and simultaneously feel fear.” -Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts   “[The] dinner party is a true proclamation of the abundance of being–a rebuke to the thrifty little idolatries by which we lose sight [Read More...]

One Last Moving Day Post

sweethomesweet

We’re moving today. Are you so sick of me saying that? Me too. So, in honor of my mind and tasks being elsewhere, I’m giving you a hodgepodge of things I’m thinking about today:   The best things about eight weeks in two separate temporary homes: August finally getting to experience his dream come true: [Read More...]

A Woman of Valor, who can find? (A review of Rachel Held Evans’ A Year of Biblical Womanhood)

A Year Biblical Womanhood-med-white

A project like A Year of Biblical Womanhood, in which Rachel Held Evans spends a year attempting to follow every specific biblical principle applied to women, could easily have come off as a mockery, one more 300-page joke about how the Bible is backward and legalistic and written by women-hating ancients. Instead Evans invites us [Read More...]

The Ministry of Friendship

Photo courtesy of State Library and Archives of Florida

Saturday morning, Chris took the boys in search of the perfect San Francisco donut and dropped me off at a park so I could run for the first time in four weeks. But first I sat down on a bench and called one of my dearest, a friend I hadn’t caught up in almost the [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X