Category Archives: homemaking

tranquil in the chaos

We have been in the process of moving. That means we have been in the process of washing dirty walls, unpacking cardboard boxes, creating endless to-do lists, making home depot runs, gutting this lovely old house, and consuming way too much takeout. We have not, however, been in the process of finding time to be […]

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on blessing our new home

artwork by the wildly creative Kristen Sims Maybe it’s the half-Irish part of me, but I am a firm believer in words of blessing and the power they can hold when prayed in earnest. I look back at the blessings I have given or received and see them as mile markers on the road of […]

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I’m dreaming of a …

It’s spring, the week before easter egg hunts and little ones in pastel clothes all over the halls of the church, and it’s snowing outside. I’m sitting in bed looking out the three large windows in our master bedroom, watching snow fall, and listening to Bing Crosby sing “White Christmas.” (In case you thought I […]

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