"The Common Rule" Introduction and Part One
(I wrote this two weeks ago, before any quarantine and before the world shut down to try to halt the spread of this rotten virus. It's so important now.) Over the past few months, I've taken to going to a coffeeshop once a week to do some editing. I have found that I hear the … Continue reading A Million Million Points of Light
Long, long ago, when I first went to MOPS because my babies were little and I wasn't sure who I was anymore, I had the chance to introduce myself to a table full of women. We had gone around, and I had heard their names and the ages of their kids, and it was finally … Continue reading Seeing with God’s eyes.
I've always felt that books make the best presents. Most of my Amazon wish list is books, after all, and as soon I get a paycheck of any sort, my first purchase is another book or three. But it is hard to look at the plethora of amazing books out there and pick the … Continue reading Beauties of 2019
There is a traditional song that is sung in the midst of Passover; a song of remembrance and thanksgiving, recounting the works of God during the Exodus. If God had only done each one, the song states, it would have been enough. After each of His acts--dayenu, it would have been enough. I have heard that … Continue reading Dayenu: a reflection on Hutchmoot 2019
Way back in high school, I became intrigued by Henry David Thoreau, and started to read his Walden. It was a bit heady for me, so I never finished it, but read enough that a few great thoughts stuck with me for a long time. One of those has been a quote that I have … Continue reading Choosing to Live Deliberately
My husband and my Mother-In-Law both love me. When each of them saw that I wanted a pelvis (yes) for Christmas, they both bought me one. And while I was overjoyed--this is seriously the most fun, having my very own pelvis to show pregnant mommies how stuff works during labor--I don't actually need two … Continue reading Last Year’s Best Books and This Year’s Reading List