On the menu 9.1.13

On the menu 9.1.13

Another busy week here! Sunday Lunch with a new couple at our church whose son is going off to the Marines. Then, Kate’s friend is coming for a sleepover. She wants to fire up the fire pit but it’s currently 2000% humidity so we’ll wait and see. For...
Lucky 13

Lucky 13

Thirteen years ago today, I stood in a non-air-conditioned church in a town of 200 people in front of a congregation of around the same number and said to my dad, whose arm I was clutching as we waited to walk down the aisle, “I can’t do this I can’t...

On the menu 8.24.13

Yay! My websites–GretchenRoberts.net, MinorityOpinions.com, SiberiaMissionary.org, and LutheranProf.org–are back up and running, thanks to my sweet and enduring husband, who spent literally* hours and pain and suffering doing stuff with sql databases and...
Getting somewhere

Getting somewhere

After moving to this new house, I went through several stages of landscaping-related grief. First, I mourned my front beds and crepe myrtles at the old house, which we’d poured time and energy and sore muscles and sweat (lots of sweat, as I nearly always get a...

Blessed to be here

I’ve been writing this post in my head for a few weeks now, ever since I was late leaving church one Sunday afternoon and had to walk in on the church council meeting to gather my kids and my things, and I overheard our church president talking about our...