Bryan is out-of-town, I’ve been putting movies in all day so I don’t feel alone in the house.  However, when he’s in-town, he’s not at the house during the day, but somehow I feel less alone then.  It’s nighttime now, and I’m almost ready to go to bed, and I always long to have Jones […]

Cutting ties

Remember this? It’s from the December Photo Project — lately, I’ve been aching to be in the light of those windows again. Yesterday, our container arrived, and we spent the day unloading and unpacking. It was exciting, but for me, it was sort of the nail in the coffin, reminding me that the duplex is […]

The First-fruits

I’m tired — I feel like I need to rest, but other things keep calling for my time and attention. The baby isn’t napping well today. There are two loads of laundry that need to be folded (and since one load has sat in a basket for a few days, there’s probably ironing to do, […]


How else do we connect with God but through prayer? I know He speaks to us through the Scriptures, but I sorely miss my time in prayer. Maybe its the way God made me — the eye in the body who’s concerned about prayer rather than the toe who wants to make certain the poor […]


Quote from a friend’s blog, I need to get the specific reference. “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. I would rather ride on earth in an ox cart, with a free circulation, than go to heaven in the fancy car of […]


This was sort of my major in college — at least, it was the part of my major I was most interested in. I used to carry around a notebook that was purposed solely for a random itch to rhyme (though my poems rarely do). I took all the poetry classes my schedule would allow. […]