Thankful

Thankful

Since it’s November and since there must be an up after the down, my thoughts this Thanksgiving week have turned to thankfulness. Not the evangelical blogger Instagramesque #gratitude kind, just the normal “Wow, I have some amazing people around me who...
Fall, sweet fall and other musings

Fall, sweet fall and other musings

People say fall is the prettiest on the east coast, but how could it be prettier than east Tennessee? Here’s the view out my dining room window this morning (as I sit here and struggle to make Derek’s laptop PC laptop do what I need it to do after months...
Easter Monday ramblings

Easter Monday ramblings

The family, Easter 2014. The backstory: honestly, this was the most relaxed and beautiful Holy Week we’ve ever had, and although I say “relaxed” anyone who is in a pastor’s family will understand that what I mean by that term is not “we...

Partners

Derek’s going to hate this post because we’ve had this conversation a zillion times, and it goes like this. Me: I wish I had a business partner. Him: You know what Dave Ramsey says about business partners. (Emphasis mine.) Me: I know…. And then I...

How to save money on groceries

That title should really end with a question mark, because honestly I have no idea. And up until now, I haven’t cared. I like to eat, and I like to cook. I buy what I need for cooking and we eat it. Case closed. Except that when Derek and I sat down to have the...