crochet_2

Mindfulness in the empty minutes

“And in between, my mind kept wandering to those creative projects that keep calling to me, hopping along with me from moment to moment throughout my day, waving. Not nagging, not impatient, but simply there and smiling, not wanting me to forget. I won’t forget. I’ll make room and time. If only for a few (read more…)

Join the Conversation
path

In praise of slow decision-making

Most of my life, I have lived in the future. When I was in junior high, I couldn’t wait to be in high school. My junior and senior years, I couldn’t wait to graduate and move on to my university years. By my early twenties, I was dying to finish school and move on to (read more…)

Join the Conversation
kids in new zealand

Cuppa reads

Greetings from Morocco! The Internet ebbed and flowed for me this month in Africa, so when it was decent, I caught up on a bit of reading. Here are some of my favorite gems—pour your cuppa and dive right in. • I looooove that this 90-year-old woman is going back to school. How amazing is (read more…)

Join the Conversation
chocolate cake crop

Sometimes it really is as simple as cake

My chocolate cake wins awards. I don’t mean to brag, that’s just the honest truth. Well, it has won one award, so I like to call it “My Award-Winning Chocolate Cake.” A number of years ago, we were members of a small town Oklahoma Baptist church, and our Sunday School class decided it would be (read more…)

Join the Conversation
dinnertable

How to talk to your kids honestly about meat (giveaway!)

A friend recently emailed me about her three year old, saying, “Help! My son has just found out that we eat animals. He’s sworn off meat until I promise ‘they’ won’t kill any more animals.” I had to chuckle, but it’s a common quandary. Children tend to clue in at a certain age to the (read more…)

Join the Conversation