Moves

Breathe. Just breathe. I'm having so much trouble with anxiety lately. In the margin of my Bible study questions I listed every thing that was stressing me out, then had the thought: what would the list look like of things I am no longer worried about? What, in other words, IS there to worry about …

Fear of Invitation

Aliyah suggested the other day that the middle girls ought to have a ‘winter party’- to see friends we haven’t seen for a while, to celebrate, to gather. While I liked the idea, for the past few months I have been really reluctant to invite people over. I’m not sure what the hang-up is; if …

Present Tense

Feed the birds. Even thankless and suspicious ones who fling seed to the ground. -Valerie Burton I'm having so much fun with a poetry workbook I got out of the library. There is a poem for every letter of the alphabet, and just about every other entry has an activity for us to try. Yesterday's …

In My World

This morning I heard about our state going red (COVID level, not election result, though we did that, too), and I asked Luke how people knew what the levels were: was there a website people could check, or what? Luke looked at me like I was an alien from another planet. "Every Thursday, the level …

My Part Two

It is really true what they say about never reading the same book twice (because we are not the same). I just finished rereading C.S. Lewis' Till We Have Faces, and it was much more meaningful this time. I lived in the same house the first time I read it, so that would have it …

Holy Days

Today I woke up more tired than usual. Last night we were up late watching Vertigo, because Noah hadn’t seen it and wanted to, and, who would want to watch a movie like that alone? Luke and Sam were busy watching a football game on TV, so Noah and I patiently waited. Come to find …

Days Gone By

School is going well for our family so far. We are learning a hymn each week- this week we sang "God Leads His Dear Children Along". This particular one is not found in our Baptist hymnal, leading me to prioritize the typing up of it for our own family hymnal I'm compiling. It has some …