Top 7 Movies for Easter

Ah, Easter - that holy season of faith, new life, pastel candy...and movies!  Okay, every season is movie season for me, I know, but if all stories are God's story (they are), then an Easter movie marathon is just a big bundle of holiness, right?  Right. Here are my top seven favorite films for pondering... Continue Reading →

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Is this the real life?

On a regular day, we do what is necessary. On a Snow Day, we do what we were made for.

new year, new…weeds?

As part of our 2016 New Year rituals , my family decided to spend our final day of winter break this week in the garden.  We made this plan expecting to uproot and discard leftover dead growth from last year's harvest, and to cover the newly bare earth with a blanket of leaves.   Sounds perfectly... Continue Reading →

the kingdom for a cookie

The most beautiful Christmas tree I ever saw was a discard on its way to the dump. It had been a lean Christmas for us, and in the absence of funding for elaborate decorations, my mother built a simple faux fireplace on the main wall of our living room. The mantle allowed just enough room... Continue Reading →

the big reveal

Halloween costumes have been the subject of much colorful discussion this year in my circles. First there was this cartoon, which I saw posted on several Facebook pages but most notably on A Mighty Girl: Somewhat related, several of my coworkers have loudly bemoaned their difficulties in finding the perfect work-appropriate costume that is fun... Continue Reading →

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