Immersion: In the Sanctuary of Women

“Mary … was a woman immersed in the Word, long before the Word immersed itself in her.” –Jan L. Richardson, In the Sanctuary of Women: A Companion for Reflection & Prayer. This will be my Christmas reading, thanks to the heads up by Heidi. I love Jan Richardson’s Sacred Journeys and could hardly wait for my […]

Advent post for Christine Sine's Godspace

I recently wrote a piece for Christine Sine’s Advent series: “Jesus is Near, How Do We Draw Close.” It really is about how I’m looking for Joy in my minivan life: “Joy in the Glorious, the Ordinary & the Dry.” I put a lot of heart into it and I’d love it if you’d check […]

Staccato Christmas Thoughts

Spent the day here at Linwood House. Truly glorious. Taking a break in the library now to get quiet, settle my heart and reflect on the day. Here are a few thoughts: Staccato Christmas Thoughts Emotions build build build up ride high A giant Christmas crescendo of expectation, hope and preparation Day. Day. Day. Then, […]

globalgirl Advent Adventure: Something About Mary

(Idelette’s note: Today we celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus, the greatest revolutionary and gift to the world ever. Danielle Strickland writes on the woman who gave birth to Jesus, a revolutionary in her own right. What a great perspective from a woman who does her part to incite a revolution for Jesus on […]

globalgirl Advent Adventure: Christ-in-our-mess

(Idelette’s note: It’s ironic, as I’m posting this, Scott just swept up some broken glass, Sarah hurt her arm from a stocking that fell off the fireplace and the kids are making lots of noise. It’s Christmas at Linwood House and everything is so beautiful, so perfect … then, well, enter us humans. Yes, life […]