When Life Gets in the Way

I entered Advent with a bit of a swagger this year. We’ve done this before! We’re figuring out a routine and rhythm that work for our family! I don’t want to use the word “expert,” but “confident” definitely encompassed my attitude as we approached that first Sunday in December. You probably know where this is […]

What if the Pause is Actually the Point?

Until recently, I viewed a pause strictly in linear terms: the TV remote pauses the movie, allowing me time to go to the bathroom, check my email, let the cat out, heat up a burrito and then return to my well-worn couch. Then, with one click, the movie carries on. Rarely did I consider what […]

The Gift I Didn’t Ask For

I didn’t know how much I would miss the “feeling” I have come to associate with Christmas. It starts when the air turns crisp and the leaves crackle under your feet. It’s this intangible excitement that comes along with the lights and the parties, the stories to be read and cookies to be baked. It’s this atmosphere […]

Where Do I Find Pause?

Beep beep beep beeeppppppppp. Beep beep beep beeeppppppppp. I crack heavy eyelids open enough to hit snooze. What the heck—I decide to hit off. In fact. I fall back asleep. One. Full. Hour. Later. My eyes fly open. Heart racing in panic! It’s 7am–situation salvageable but not great. Can’t believe I just did that–AGAIN! Hubby […]

Living Light

By Erin Thomas | Twitter: @erinthomas_123 I woke up this morning with a fresh new blanket of white covering the forest. I pulled back the curtain so I could take in the wonderland from the warmth of my bed. The rest of me cringed with how cold Bombadil House was, and how far my bed was from the little […]