Life, Spiritual

A Trip Down Ancestry Lane—ft. my mother, a graveyard, and a toy car

Last week, as life decided to pile up on us, mom, Anna, and I thought it high time we shirked our responsibilities and went out for a mid-afternoon Starbucks. We're really not lazy, I promise. (Well, actually, I might be, but that's a different subject.) But this time of year is our book business's busiest… Continue reading A Trip Down Ancestry Lane—ft. my mother, a graveyard, and a toy car

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Life, Spiritual, writing

From the Heart of Discouragement to the Head of Pride

I almost didn't publish something today. Hang on, hang on, there's a reason. (There always is...) This wasn't just me being lazy and furtively ignoring my blogging accountability partner. (Which I would *cough* NEVER *cough cough* do... *choke*) The reason I almost didn't post today is ACTUALLY because of you guys. Yep. It's YOUR fault.… Continue reading From the Heart of Discouragement to the Head of Pride

Spiritual

When We Find Ourselves Asking God “Why?”

I was going to post something funny and lighthearted about the dangers of being a youngest child, but honestly, I am so tired right now, I don't have the mental capacity to be engaging. By now, you should probably know what that means. Guys, buckle down for another 2 AM talk with Sarah. What follows… Continue reading When We Find Ourselves Asking God “Why?”

Spiritual

Message from a Dust Speck

Let us take a moment of silence to accept that summer is pretty much over and September is already upon us. Thank you. *silence* Did I mention school is starting for me soon? *dies* Did I mention school is a terrible, terrible thing, even for a homeschooler? *dies again* The approach of said school has… Continue reading Message from a Dust Speck

Reviews, Spiritual

Wisdom from the Utterly Stupid: Pirates of the Caribbean

Yes, I am completely behind the times. Though that really shouldn't come as a great shock to anyone. *ahem* Guys, we did it. My family finally watched something that is kind of a classic. Last month, actually, so that's something to be proud of, despite the fact that I'm relaying old news. And, during a… Continue reading Wisdom from the Utterly Stupid: Pirates of the Caribbean

Spiritual

My Life as a Decoration

This is a post for the misunderstood. That's kind of weird sounding, so let me rephrase: This is me, panicking at the last minute because I didn't have anything to write about, and therefore plunging into a deep and philosophical pondering. Scared yet? You should be. To dive right in, I'll start with a quick… Continue reading My Life as a Decoration

Spiritual, writing

That Time I Didn’t Think God Could Write a Book—Part 2

I told you I wasn't done. Welcome to Part 2 of me trying to cheat God. I seem to do it a lot. If you somehow missed the previous part, here it be: That Time I Didn’t Think God Could Write a Book Here's a quick behind-the-scenes story about that post. I wrote it, sent… Continue reading That Time I Didn’t Think God Could Write a Book—Part 2