The Wild, Incredible Gift of Growing Old

I turn thirty this month. I feel much older inside; frayed and chipped and sagging. I don’t mind so much what the outside looks like anymore. My insides are what need nurturing. I don’t mind because it’s a gift to have a body, present and whole on this earth. A body that is free to […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last Saturday, Florence Marigold Evanow went to be with Jesus. She was so close to our hearts. Dear Lovelys, would you join us in praying for Michaela and her family? Florence’s Celebration of Life is tomorrow. If you would like to make a donation to her Memorial Fund, you can do so here.  The […]

When You’re Tired of Living Dangerously

I have found myself bowing out of the fight these days. Brokenness no longer looks beautiful. The dust seems incapable of creating a shiny earthen vessel. I’m tired, weak, distracted and downright afraid of danger. I get hit with this wet blanket every couple of months: my daughter’s disease is terminal. Incurable. And I serve […]

May There Always Be Kindling In Your Home

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire…” -George Washington I like to think I’m a strong woman. I like feeling in control and in charge of the situation. I like to have tools and to-do lists and everything in its place. This false sense of security seems to disappear […]

What Chaos Creates

Community is birthed out of chaos. I know this well. My community came around when life dumped some haphazard days and months and years at my feet. In my breaking and sharing and even in my silence, armies of people have gathered around me and my family. Through my blog, through this community, through friends of friends and Instagram. […]