follow along while we’re in Savannah

Savannah fountain and family

Is it spring break where you're at? In Indianapolis, we're spring breaking hard. So hard in fact that we headed south to Savannah, Georgia for the week. We're spending eight days adventuring through the city, taking in the sights, eating all the food, and hopefully getting a little rest in … [Read More...]

The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook edited by Kate White

weekend read: The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook…

I normally review fiction novels with occasionally breaks for some non-fiction, but today I want to share a cookbook with you because it sums up everything I love about life: … [Read More...]

stop telling me you're busy

stop telling me you’re busy…

I find it insulting when people tell me they're busy. Like no one else is busy. Want to immediately alienate your audience? Tell them how busy you are. One major writing … [Read More...]

Remembering Joe

Joe on his birthday…

Today my friend Joe would have turned 41 but instead of singing 'happy birthday' we're mourning him. Joe passed away last June in a car accident. I wrote this the week after he … [Read More...]

Nest by Esther Ehrlich

weekend read: Nest…

This one started off rough for me but by the end? Goodness. Nest by Esther Ehrlich is about a ten year old girl nicknamed Chirp; she's growing up in the early seventies where … [Read More...]

Toll House brownie recipe

chocolate covered cherry brownie bites…

I think the answer to most questions is chocolate. Oh, and Jesus. Jesus and chocolate, really. So while I don't know what specific answer you're wrestling with today, the … [Read More...]

how I spend time in the Bible instructions

how I spend time in the Bible…

But how? How do you actually do it? What do you read? What do you do? Those are some of the questions that came about after last week's series on how my life has shifted since I … [Read More...]

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

weekend read: Attachments…

Oh, look another Rainbow Rowell book review. How great. Sorry. If you've been reading here for any great length of time, you know that I find an author I love and then can't … [Read More...]

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sixty day shift: God can handle all of me…

There's always been this whisper in my soul that says I'm too much: too tall, too big, too loud, too quiet, too opinionated, too critical, too bossy, too eager, too lazy, just too … [Read More...]

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sixty day shift: where I’m not serving…

"I need you to not complain so much when I have to play at church. It's what I love to do and I need you to support me when I do it." Those words from my husband made me mad. … [Read More...]

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sixty day shift: readying my heart for worship…

Can I tell you I'm excited for church without sounding like a total dork? I really don't want to ruin my image here, but something has happened this year with me and corporate … [Read More...]