everyday life

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You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.  –Matthew 5:14, The Message  olive | You’ve lost so many teeth the last few months, leaving large gaps in your bright smile. Sometimes
here + there
This week has felt so difficult for some reason. Maybe it was the thick heat that made its way back here, forcing us to shut our windows and turn on the AC again, or maybe
“a portrait of my children once a week in 2014” liam // you’re always imagining and building something new.  You inspire others with vision. burke // you love most everything written by Roald Dahl. I
  “a weekly portrait of each of my children in 2014” liam: a few months ago, he gently reminded someone making a racial comment, “I don’t think that’s what Dr. King stood for.” I thought
instructions for living
Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. ― Mary Oliver, Something I’ve been thinking about this poem lately, a timely reminder for me to slow down and pay attention to the ordinary
Light, the visible reminder
In these almost seven years of living in our home, I have learned to trace the light within it through seasons and hours. I plan my day around this light, now knowing which corners and
We’ve moved into this new year like a sleep-deprived mother moves out of bed — slowly, bed-head and all. Although Mark did remove the Christmas tree to the fire pit area of our backyard, our