Easter 2015 and other things

Easter 2015 and other things

My Facebook feed is full of Easter 2015 pictures of lovely families in their spring best. They’re all so adorable. Every year I wonder how pastor’s families manage to get Easter pictures. Our family is never in the same place at the same moment, and we...
Whirlwind to Atlanta

Whirlwind to Atlanta

I’ve been to Atlanta so many times that I have the mayor’s airport welcome message memorized, but in nine years traveling through ATL I’ve never set foot outside the airport. We remedied that this spring break week with a quick trip to the...
Books, hearths, snow, and other happenings

Books, hearths, snow, and other happenings

I’ve been reading some awesome books lately, which is, I think, the loveliest way to snuggle up in the living room on a winter night with a new slate hearth and surround setting the stage for the blazing fire. I’ve always loved reading 18th- and...
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...