There’s Something About Small Yeses

The other day I got a text a little before 7am. I was still in bed, reading and trying to swim up to the surface of consciousness. My first response was to ignore it. Then I was curious and the adult part of my brain remembered that sometimes people text early in the morning because […]

Imperfection is a Gift

By: Jody Fernando | Twitter: @jodylouise How do you leave a place, limping, feeling as though you made every effort to live but aren’t sure if you ever really got there? Except for the time you gasped at the magnificent tree in the fog in the field or hiked with your daughter through the woods […]

My Escape from the Land of Less-Than

I am a stay-at-home mom. It’s embarrassingly hard for me to leave that sentence as is. I want to add to it so badly. A disclaimer, a footnote, something. I’ve never spoken those words and left them as is before. At the very least, I tack on a “for now” at the end of it. […]

We’ll Get There Eventually

A person plans his course, but the Lord directs his steps. –Proverbs 16.9 Our little suburb has been undergoing some serious growing pains lately. We have had an influx of new businesses and homes and that means a lot of delays in getting where you need to go. As roadwork has become a normal occurrence […]

My Life as a Mixtape

Back in the day, I was the proud owner of an Emerson boom box, complete with dual cassette decks and stereo sound. I can still remember going to Service Merchandise with my mom. We stood in front of the display shelf for what seemed like hours, fingering every knob and pushing every button. I was […]