What I love about spring

1. Trees. I love that trees in Virginia bloom white, pink, and purple before their leaves come out. Flowers on trees is a terribly clever idea. 2. Grass and Mulch. I love the smell of cut grass and mulch. My kids think grass and mulch smell like work. But I think they...

Surprising thoughts about intercessory prayer

I’ve been studying about intercessory prayer this week. It might sound a little monastic, and maybe it is. But it’s rocking my world. See what you think about this– Intercession is basically the most selfless kind of prayer you can pray....

Gone!

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that my oldest son is gone, studying in London (not even someplace remote!) for 5 months. He’s been gone since mid-January, when I began this blogpost, which was then a significantly sappy, depressing, and emotionally...

Ode to Yoga Pants

  Yoga pants, I love you! You always feel just right. I want to wear you every day From morning on ‘til night.   When I’m feeling chubby, You can make me thin. When I can’t choose outfits, You’re the place that I begin.   You’re perfect for the grocery,...

Does the Resurrection Matter?

Does the resurrection really matter? Trust me, this isn’t a lecture about why you should attend church on Easter Sunday or why you should attend church the other 51 days during the year. The question is why the resurrection matters in life. Does it make any...

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