On Becoming More Decisive

We live in a world surrounded by choices. Though this seems to be a positive thing, we tend to be overwhelmed, exhausted, and discouraged due to so many options. I think of the times I’ve tried to host something. Instead of getting a clear “yes” or “no,” it seems like people are more likely to […]

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Living Room Visits

I just finished reading “The Playground Trap,” an article that I found myself agreeing with though I didn’t necessarily want to. (It’s a fascinating article and well worth your time!) In “The Playground Trap,” the author writes about America’s diverse spaces for children and adults and how this can lead to profound loneliness. We are either […]

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Striving for the Perfect Christian Love Story

I read recently that Joshua Harris was asking for stories—the good and the bad—from people who read his books, particularly I Kissed Dating Goodbye. That book (and all the other books on biblical womanhood, purity, and courtship that I read along with it) was crucial to my own understanding of relationships, and I have mixed […]

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3 Ways I Escape the Dinner Rut

I am really terrible at meal-planning. It has always overwhelmed me because there are so many moving parts—figuring out what you have, deciding which days it would be good to have leftovers, determining how to buy in such a way that your chicken doesn’t go bad before you use it. Plus you throw in trying […]

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Writing Truth to Myself

If I had written this last week—or maybe even two days ago—it would have been more clear-cut, a how-to post. But it turns out that I can’t give advice. Some days, I feel like I’ve got it–like my expectations are realistic and my patience is deep. Other days, I feel like it’s an hourly struggle. […]

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Motherhood Lately

Motherhood lately is sitting on the floor cutting out things for home preschool while the baby tries to put pieces of laminated paper in his mouth and Liam begs me to be finished so we can actually do preschool. It’s trying to be patient—and sometimes feeling like I’m doing it—and then losing my patience again […]

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A Little Summer 2016 Update

We started this summer with the same fervor Thoreau did when he began his journey into the woods. We were determined to [leaving out the part about sucking out the marrow] avoid getting to the end of summer and realizing we had not truly summer-ed. And it’s a good thing we did because we’ve had […]

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