When Your Future Feels as Bleak as Winter

I don’t know what the weather’s like where you are, but here in southwest Michigan the trees have donned their coat of many colors, the air is bursting with the delicious aroma of nearby vineyards, and the sun is growing lazier and lazier with each passing day. Fall has always been my favorite season. Growing…

The Silent Treatment

Dear blog reader of mine, Hey there, long time no see. You may have noticed I've been uncharacteristically absent again. In recent weeks (months?) I've sadly lost motivation to write, but I'm breaking the silence to offer you an explanation. . . I've been Lymed. Not like drinking icky tap water, or getting splashed with…

I’m Going to Prison

Now, that's a way to get someone's attention, or some funny looks at the least. But yes, it's true. I went to prison. So first, let me clarify that this is not what you think it is. Or maybe it is. Or maybe you don't think that this is what this is. Or maybe you're…

Boys & Baseball

Here's just one of the cute little guys I hang out with these days. His name's Elijah. When I moved from Arkansas I left behind a little friend named Elijah, so here I picked up a new one! He lives across the street from me, so I get to see him and his brother and two…

Glory in the Son

I have never been so grateful for spring as I have this year. It really is true what Midwesterners have been telling me; winter is long and hard, but it's all worth it when we reach summer! I'm finally comfortable outside in short sleeves and sandals, and this morning I found pollen on my car…

Hello and Goodpie

You know all those "what/who are you most like" quizzes on Facebook and elsewhere? (If you actually don't know what I'm talking about, be grateful.) Well, I took one today, and I'm not sure what this answer says about me. What Dessert Matches Your Personality? You got: Pie You’re pie. You’re a class act and…

Five For Friday

Happy Independence Day! I ended up having "leftover" blog recommendations from last Friday's post, so rather than overwhelm you with a ton of links all in one post, I simply created another one...maybe a new series for my blog...maybe? Ligonier Ministries $5 Friday What better way to kick off the weekend than with finding a…

Friday Favorites

Today I'm going to send you blog-hopping! (That's what happens when your own blog is too boring to attract readers!) These are some articles and links I've either come across this week or regularly enjoy that I want to share with you. Dirty Dishes, Tears, and Twitter...What I've Learned in My First Few Years of…

Infinitely Better

"God is the highest good of the reasonable creature. The enjoyment of him is our proper; and is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Better than fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or…