Friends, we made it to another Friday, and that’s always something to celebrate. It’s also my nephew’s 27th birthday and that’s an even better reason! Here’s a look at more of my Right Now through my favorite lens. (Not) Thinking … Continue reading TGIF | Mid-May.
Everything is broken and messed up and completely fine. That’s what life is. It’s only the ratios that change. Usually on their own. As soon as you think that’s it, it’s going to be like this forever, they change again. … Continue reading Looking Back | April.
One of my daily email newsletters always includes a piece titled “1,000 Words” and it’s a photo without any accompanying text. I can’t quite manage no words, but I can keep them to a minimum. I have exactly five (it took me two tries to get the books) photos in my feed since I posted on Friday afternoon. I do wish I’d taken one Friday evening – it was nice to catch up and we laughed hard – also, we were five because their son surprised his mom and came home for the weekend!! (I was delighted they shared him … Continue reading Weekending | 4,184 Words.
Hello friends. Hello Friday! A storm blew through late this morning and now it’s windy. I’m trying not to let myself think about the trees that might fall when the wind chimes are playing such a jubilant song. Also: Thinking … Continue reading TGIF | Early May.
We need to pay attention. Really pay attention. Lest we become blind to the awe and wonder that fills our days. Marianne Borg, from the Foreword to Days of Awe and Wonder, by Marcus Borg (p. xii) Hello May!I started … Continue reading Hello May.
Happy Friday, friends! I’ve been tempted these last few days to get full-on into May-mode, and I was grateful for the reminder this afternoon that May doesn’t start until Sunday. So let me put my Present Hat back on and … Continue reading TGIF | Late April.
Present is choosing to believe that your own life is worth investing deeply in, instead of waiting for some rare miracle or fairytale. Present Over Perfect, by Shauna Niequist (via @emilypfreeman) Except for this past weekend, April has been a quiet month for me. a month where I spent a lot of time on my own, reading, knitting, studying, listening to music and birdsong, walking. I let go a few commitments to make more room for solitude and my new church leadership roles. I tried to be disciplined about bedtime since the dark early hours are my favorite reading and … Continue reading Present | April 2022.
Happy Friday, friends! It is full-on SPRING here in Atlanta and the warm sunny blue skies have done wonders for my frame of mind. The forecast shows lots of rain and cooler weather for the weekend, and I am taking … Continue reading TGIF | Mid-April.
How we spend our time defines who we are. There is no magical future. Today is our future. Mary Pipher, quoted in Kate Bowler’s Good Enough In my mind (and my heart), I’m tempted to look back at this month … Continue reading Looking Back | March.
Happy Friday, friends, and Hello April! I love Fridays and a month with five of them is going to be a favorite even if it starts out with a yellow layer of pine pollen, and includes that ominous Taxes Due … Continue reading TGIF | Hello April.