The last month and a half has been difficult. It's not the kind of difficult that needs fixing, it's just one of those periods of rough transition that inevitably comes and must be weathered in order to emerge with the tools you need for the next season. I call this a 'desert time,' referring to … Continue reading Wow: An End-of-the-Year Sigh.
Here is the exciting conclusion of the playlist posts. Last week's blog highlighted the mostly not-specifically-Christian music that meshes well with our numerous inpatient hospital stay adventures. Only two "Christian" songs made that list, and I outline several reasons for that in the earlier post On the Insufficiency of Christian Music. However, there are some gems to … Continue reading Post-Hospital Top 20 Playlist- Christian
We are in a decluttering frenzy here at the safari house. We aren't aspiring to minimalism, or any specific movement. We just realized that in some areas, our habits and our "stuff" had begun to detract from what is important to us. (More on values clarification below!) The clutter falls into several broad categories, so between now … Continue reading Decluttering Series Intro
I have several drafts of posts saved in blogger that consist of a title and some notes on what I intend to write. This particular one, "Thankfulness," was drafted more than two months ago, but I just couldn't pin it down. It's connected to an entire spider web of ideas in my mind that center … Continue reading Thankfulness
Our Juniper is 10 weeks old today, and if all goes well, she will finally come home with us on Monday! That is a miracle in itself, as her tentative discharge date was originally January 30th, 2014, then it was moved up to the first week of January, and now it's set for December 23rd!! … Continue reading Miracles in the NICU
Photo credit: hisks from sxc.huToday's quote is:"Years ago I coined that phrase "God Watch" for our children as a game, of sorts. It was an intentional way of watching and waiting to see how the Lord would unexpectedly amaze us during a particularly difficult circumstance. Now, it's a family matra. Our God Watch is a … Continue reading God Watch