The Red Couch: Original Blessing Introduction

It had been nine months since I had become a mother. After a long, grueling labor and birth, my son was born with trouble sucking. So with bleary eyes, I began pumping around the clock while still trying to nurse. I kept it up for months. In the rush and chaos of nourishing and caring […]

The Red Couch: Making Room Discussion

It is evening and our kitchen is alive with chatter, squabbles, and the frustrations of children. A meal is finding form in the scrape of a knife against a chopping board; the familiar clang of pots and pans, fetched, stirred and tended. This daily ritual is both soothing and exhausting in its ordinariness. The telephone […]

The Red Couch: 2018 Book Selections

Tis the season for posts reminiscing about 2017, rating best books of the year, and looking toward the new year. In the land of the Red Couch, this year has been one filled with changes. In March, I was honored to step into the role of editor for this incredible community. You all have stretched […]

Glory Happening: An Interview with Kaitlin Curtice

I don’t know about you, but as soon as the calendar turns to November, I start thinking about holidays and Advent and all of the wild and sweet moments that make up this season. During these months, I find myself turning to slower books from authors like Madeleine L’Engle and Jan Richardson—authors who help me […]

The Red Couch: Making Room Introduction

We came back from living in the Middle East with countless stories of the kindness of strangers, many stretching themselves beyond their means to care for us. Like the time we insisted we didn’t need sodas, knowing we’d be the only ones drinking them as the family drank hot tea instead, the luxury of a Coca-Cola […]