• Aug. 21st, 2012 First Day Fears

    First day of 1st grade Tomorrow is the first day of third grade for my sweet Emma, so I decided to revisit something I wrote two years ago—on the first day of first grade (isn’t there a Veggie Tales song in there?). **For those of you who might not know, Emma was born with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome . [ read more ]

  • Aug. 18th, 2012 Currents :: August 18

    This week’s currents… Books: Have you ever read anything by Jenny B. Jones ? She’s a hoot. Fun YA/chick-lit. I stayed up way too late several times this week reading So Not Happening. (This begs the question…was I staying up late because of the Olympics, or do I just have a bad habit of staying up late?) Writing: [ read more ]

  • Aug. 14th, 2012 Where Do You Live?

    Where do you live? I don’t mean geographically. I mean day-to-day. Hour-by-hour. Minute-by-minute. I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and I’ve come to this conclusion. I live in that murky place where fear and faith collide. You might not realize this, but I know a few things about fear. I’m not afraid of heights, spiders, [ read more ]

  • Aug. 11th, 2012 Currents :: August 11

    The currents of my life . . . where wonders and weirdness collide. Books: I read a fun novel, Wish You Were Here by Beth K. Vogt . I’ve started quite a few books this summer that simply haven’t sucked me in. This one did. I mean, when the girl kisses her fiance’s brother five days before the wedding…well, you have to keep [ read more ]

  • Aug. 10th, 2012 Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon

    I broke one of my personal reading rules for this book. I never (well, I guess now that would be almost never) read the books from a series out of order. I worry that I might be missing something important that came up in a previous book. I’m re-thinking my rule. Because Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon was fantastic, [ read more ]