It was Christmas 2012. It was awkward. Can I say that now, four years later? Is it too soon? Oh well. I’m saying it. For those who remember us, Rob and I were getting married that year, Dec. 29th. We weren’t married yet. There were still last minute details. There were some questions to be… Continue reading Christmas is for broken families
Have you ever gotten a gift that just wasn’t really for you? Maybe it was from a distant relative who doesn’t know you at all and didn’t really bother to figure out something that you would actually use. Maybe it was something you already had or the exact same thing you got from them last… Continue reading when Christmas isn’t for you
What are you waiting for? What do you long for, ache for, stay sleepless over? Forgive all the prepositions dangling or whatever. Is that still a thing? I wonder about all this waiting. We’re made for it. I can’t think of anything more universal than waiting. Every human being on the planet, past and present… Continue reading waiting for . . .
Nothing says Christmas like the fresh pine tree in the living room. My girls, ages 3 and 19 months, are both perplexed by it and thrilled by it. The lights – well half the lights, because we ran out of lights and haven’t had a chance to buy more yet – are mesmerizing to their… Continue reading on newness and pine trees – an advent story
For those who don’t know already, we’ve been busy. Rob received a call to be pastor at a church in Prince George, Virginia, and we moved here just two weeks ago. We really like the area and are enjoying exploring a new place. We love the church, the people who are the church and have… Continue reading all things new