I don’t think twenty seven was ever an age I contemplated when I was younger. I didn’t ever imagine myself at twenty seven. My twelve year old self was primarily concerned with thirteen. My fourteen year old self was concerned with sixteen and my eighteen year old self wanted to be twenty one. Twenty … More twenty seven.
No one told me that after college, after starting a career, getting married, buying a house and after making a myriad of other adult decisions, life still sometimes doesn’t quite make sense. I don’t know if I expected this necessarily, but 26 sounded so old and put together that certainly I’d have things figured out … More a mid-twenties conundrum
i don’t quite have the right words to explain the beauty, challenges, contradictions, and wonderfulness of life right now. the pull to be back in grand rapids for the holidays but also feeling perfectly content here. envying the snow and cold, but also walking around without a coat and loving it. so, here are a … More for the love of november / december
i believe we have entered phase two of our time in san francisco. that feels good. phase one was a roller coaster. so many feelings of “this is supposed to be awesome and it isn’t.” or constantly asking “what is wrong with us? why aren’t we loving it here? ” or just sitting with the … More making home.
yesterday morning, i woke up just a little jittery. it was patriot’s day which means that it’s boston marathon day. which still gives me jitters looking back on the experience of running there 2 years ago. yesterday, i saw the cnn alert as the first runner crossed the finish line, and had tears well up … More for the boston marathoners…
last night i had the privilege of having dinner with some of my favorite women on earth. women who have listened to my stories, cried with me, made food for me, and walked with me through some of the hardest transitions in life. these women, this church, has meant the world to all 5 of us in a variety … More bread & wine, community, and our little house church.
On Sunday, Chris and I were just stuck in a rut. This is easy to do since it’s February in Michigan and most days are cold and grey. We decided that we had to do something about it rather than just go to bed, wake up, go to work, clean the house, and go to … More 3 Weekly Goals We Plan to Master
every year i welcome advent. it seems to go against all that is going on in the world during the season – gifts, busyness, lists, decorating, stuff, stuff, stuff! advent beacons us to take a moment and want after Christ – to be in the quiet and wait knowing that Emmanuel, God with Us is … More advent: in wanting and waiting
life is a bit overwhelming right now. as my friend carrie assures me often, it’s all good things but whew, it’s a bit crazy. i feel like i’m living a life of not quite yet. engaged but not quite yet married. april but not quite yet time to put away the sweaters. training but not … More not quite yet.
“Take time to be aware that in the very midst of our busy preparations for the celebration of Christ’s birth in ancient Bethlehem, Christ is reborn in the Bethlehems of our homes and daily lives. Take time, slow down, be still, be awake to the Divine Mystery that looks so common and so ordinary yet … More advent.