Tis The Season (To Run Yourself into the Ground)

I’m beat. We had a great turn out for our annual Christmas Open House this past Saturday. Family and friends filled our home and spilled out into the front yard. The people we love were gathered around the fire pit and over the countertop crowded with dips and chips and chili and sweets. I spread…

Peace and How To Find It

Do you know where anxiety comes from? FAKE NEWS. Turn on any news channel, and see if you aren’t ordering Life Straws from Amazon five minutes later. This world has a lot of terrible things going on and there’s no shortage of people who want to tell you all about it. Much of it is…

Contentment

Last night, gathered around our couch and enjoying country-style donuts and a delicious Meritage from New Kent Winery, a small but awesome group of friends read through the book of James. There is such a sweetness in simple fellowship. Food, friends, God’s word and good conversation. It was an anchor in a week where I’ve…

All I wanna do is Zooma Zoom Zoom Zoom

One day this will all be a strange memory. As I took my afternoon walk today (alone, obviously) I passed people working in their gardens, riding bikes, and sitting on their porches, just enjoying the sunshine. Simple pleasures. I thought of how I’ve been more patient with A in the mornings because we’re not rushing…