They Come and They Go

In the space of 5 years, we’ve moved 4 times and attended 3 different churches, all while journeying through {hopefully} the most stressful season of our lives. Living in one spot for only 1-2 years can be tough and lonely. It’s tempting to move in, survive, and move out, without making any effort to build…

My Kind of Mother’s Day

I learned a while ago that I’m overly susceptible to Mother’s Dayitis, the condition in which one’s expectations of what’s normal swell to an unhealthy size. Symptoms include crankiness, resentment, and despair when said expectations go unmet or undermet. Suggested therapy is a good dose of reality, honest conversations, simplicity, and humility. Going in to this…

Maymont Park in Richmond, VA

Richmond, VA is {supposed to be} only 2 1/2 hours away from where we live in Baltimore. A word of advice? Don’t try and travel there from here on a Friday after lunch. It will take you twice that long. I contemplated turning back about 27 times during the hour it took me to go…

These are the memories

I want to remember the little things, like the way my daughter selected a few favorite rocks from my in-law’s gravel drive every time we walked outside while visiting our SC roots this past week, and the way my grandpa’s hands look chiseling a chunk of wood into a piece of art. I want to remember the…

The ones that last

Dinner eaten. Dishes cleared. Scraps discarded. Plates all smeared. Children laughing, making play. “Soup” is served, the game that day. Brother teasing, lifting spoon. Take a sip sis. It’s for you. Nothing reminds me of what makes for the dearest of childhood memories more than making “soup” with my older brother Isaac. Being the two…

Sunny in Baltimore

We’ve been enjoying some 9-5 work days with Daniel lately, free weekends too! And the time has been gratefully received. Kite flying, picnic lunching, and seagull feeding were the highlights of our weekend. No big trips. Nothing incredibly surprising. Just the delights of extra time with our Doctor Man and the added bonuses of warm, sunny weather and…

Travels

Aletheia and I flew to South Carolina a couple weeks ago. My mom had planned to fly to Baltimore, but when she couldn’t, my parents decided to just fly us to them.  Aletheia, though a hater of cars and carseats, is in love with traveling by air. She surprised me the morning of our flight though, by refusing…

Faithfulness

Faithfulness. It was the theme of my weekend. Do you ever get the nagging feeling God is trying to point something out to you? I mean, really point it out? Every so often He does this by bringing together His Word with the sermon on Sunday, the songs on my playlist, the words of a…

Weekend Recap

I haven’t any pictures from this past weekend. None really. An appropriate time to break out the camera never came. I mean, I tried to a couple times, but a “Kodak moment” never presented itself. I’m finding that such moments are more than just the right combination of lighting and composition, but of time, mood,…

Goodbye 2013

After going through and remembering all the adventure and adjustments this year has held, I’m humbled and amazed at the life God has given us. We were provided for in every way, mostly through the generosity and kindness of friends and family. We have all we need. We lack no good thing. { { J…