Waiting to get sick

Waiting to get sick

For about a week recently, our family’s activities were on hold as we waited to see if we would get sick. We had minor sore throats. A headache here. Some weird GI problems there. Why am I so exhausted? Are those body aches? Do I have a fever? Normally, we would...
Bees in the backyard

Bees in the backyard

It was a Friday morning about a week ago when I got an urgent text message from a friend about a problem she was having in her backyard. “I heard you all are doing something with bees,” she wrote. “We have a large (probably in the hundreds) bee issue...
My June art journal

My June art journal

I just finished my third month of art journaling since I started my “themed” art journals. This month’s theme was “nature,” and I could not have loved it any more! I feel like I’m starting to find my “voice” in my art...
My May art journal

My May art journal

Last year, at the end of each month, I wrote a blog post about the books, movies and TV shows I enjoyed that month. This year, with all that’s been happening in the world, I’ve barely read any books. I’ve had a hard time finding TV shows that grab my...
Five reasons I love Bible journaling

Five reasons I love Bible journaling

About a month ago, I was talking to a friend about how much I love art journaling, especially during this time of social distancing. She told me I should check out her sister-in-law’s Instagram page to see a similar form of art that she does in her Bible. I...
A lesson from the dandelions

A lesson from the dandelions

I went on a hike with my family Saturday morning at a nearby forest preserve, and I was delighted to find that the trails were covered in dandelions. Most of the dandelions were at the height of their seed stage, with fluffy white balls lining our path. If I had...
Another amazing day, Day 27

Another amazing day, Day 27

Thursday, April 9 I took this photo this morning of the moon setting behind my house. But when I looked at it on my camera, I thought, “Ehh… that’s not amazing or extraordinary enough to post on social media.” 🌕 What a crazy standard I...
Consider the heavens, Day 26

Consider the heavens, Day 26

Wednesday, April 8 I got a few photos of tonight’s super moon as it broke through the clouds. I’ve been reading through the Psalms this month, and it reminded of Psalm 8, which I happened to read this morning: “When I consider your heavens, the work...
Our new routine, Day 25

Our new routine, Day 25

Tuesday, April 7 I’ve always heard it takes 21 days to create a new habit, and after 25 days of social distancing, we are finally starting to get into a routine. I’ve always said that I like change, but I struggle with transitions. That has definitely been...
Singing the same song, Day 24

Singing the same song, Day 24

Monday, April 6 The highlight of my work week is on Monday morning when the staff at the ministry where I work come together for a time of worship. For the past few weeks since we started working from home, we’ve been meeting together virtually on our computers. Our...