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...
Strategy, soul, and Lutheran fiction

Strategy, soul, and Lutheran fiction

Yesterday the girls and I played Monopoly. The outcome of the game is pretty clear from the picture, but read on…. Jonathan was my business partner. I’ve been reading real estate books, all of which talk about the strategy of Monopoly, and I warned the...
Ten in ten, part deux

Ten in ten, part deux

A year or so ago, Lauren challenged us to do a 10 in 10, i.e. take a picture every hour of your day and post it with a caption. At that time, I was working at {shudder} the restaurant-supply-company-that-shall-not-be-named, and every day was pretty much just like the...
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...