On Slow-Cooker Chicken (or turkey) Taco Stew

On Slow-Cooker Chicken (or turkey) Taco Stew

This was delicious, and I think would taste fabulous using leftover Thanksgiving Day turkey. With a nice side of cornbread… yum. If you make it with leftover turkey, just stir the diced, cooked meat into the stew about ten minutes before serving. And if you...

On Ferguson and the Thing that Has to Be Enough

My son attends two separate day programs, both at churches. One Lutheran, one Baptist. My son and daughter are in a MOPS program at another Lutheran church. The three of us attend in a community ed. Early Childhood class at a local school. Our family belongs to a...
On Warm Memories & Cinnamon Roll Casserole

On Warm Memories & Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Growing up, on special days my mom would pull a tube of refrigerated cinnamon rolls from the fridge and bake them, filling the house with the scent of sweet cinnamon and dough. She made them on every first day of school, Easter and Christmas mornings. That smell...
On Embracing Light

On Embracing Light

Last week I attended the Allume Conference. I hugged friends, went shopping, drank a lot of coffee, laughed until I cried (more than once!), and stayed up talking into the wee hours with dear hearts. I attended workshops and wept my way through keynotes, including the...
On a $20, 20-Minute Olaf Costume (a tutorial!)

On a $20, 20-Minute Olaf Costume (a tutorial!)

I’ve known for months that Sam would be Olaf from Frozen for Halloween. He just adores that little snowman, and I thought I could find an Anna or Elsa dress for my Josie girl (which I did. And oh my. I can’t wait to show you trick-or-treating...
On the Reveal of a 58-Page Secret

On the Reveal of a 58-Page Secret

I’ve been keeping a secret. For months now, I’ve been stealing scraps of time for my own self to write something that I just plain wanted to write. It’s a God-sized dream coming true, a little piece of my heart come alive. And soon you’ll be...
On Knowing What The Leaves Know

On Knowing What The Leaves Know

I’ve been thinking a lot, lately, doing some leaves-are-turning, temps-are-falling, daytime-is-shortening introspective thinking. The fresh start-ness of this time of year has me wanting to purge my whole life, getting rid of clothes and toys, decor and kitchen...
On the Season I’m In

On the Season I’m In

Our seasons, they are changing, with the dredging out of the slow-cooker and sweaters and temperatures predicted to dip their toes into the 30’s next week. Autumn is barreling down on us, yet I – the girl who abhors heat and humidity and welcomes the...

On (in)courage’s 5th Birthday!

Five years ago, I sat in a dingy office staring at a computer screen. I was astonished to discover other women finding community in that box, and one of the sites I visited daily was (in)courage. Their writing was always a breath of fresh air and encouragement,...

On Five Minute Friday: tell

Linking up with Five Minute Friday at it’s new home in Kate Motaung‘s place. The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking – then visit other ladies who have linked up. Hop over to Kate’s to find out the full scoop behind...
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