You know what’s weird? Life asks us to be brave every single day, even though approximately zero percent of us ever FEEL brave. But you still do the brave things. You have the hard conversations. You teach your kids things you kind of … [Read more...] about When You’re Looking For Everyday Bravery
When I hear people talk about rest, the first thing I think of is not, like, a vacation or a quiet cup of tea. The first thing I think of is sleep. Probably the first sixteen things I think of are sleep. How wrong would it REALLY be to sleep at … [Read more...] about Where Do You Find Rest?
The word cherries keeps rolling around in my head. Cherries, cherries, cherries. Cherries! They’re such a decadent fruit, not really practical at all. You can hardly enjoy them without staining your fingers, they have those ridiculous pits, and … [Read more...] about 5 Things I’m Loving This Summer
Anne Lamott wrote on her Facebook page the other day that her neighbors are all fretful. What a great word, fretful. Last week I caught a Rob Bell podcast where he talked about dread, too, about how many of us are carrying dread—fear of the … [Read more...] about What Everyone Needs to Hear About Fear
Our lives are built on rhythms. Work, and rest. Stop, and go. Create, and consume. Let go, and begin again. You have to fill up before you can pour out. The changing seasons remind me: nothing is meant to go-go-go all the time. All things … [Read more...] about How (& Why) We Change With the Seasons