Where Talents Live

Photo: Another craft I get to add to my resume. I love making Anglican rosaries. I think they represent a beautiful opportunity to intersect art and religion in a way that is preciously intimate. One set of hands expresses a prayer beaded form, then gives that prayer to another set of hands as a tool…

Oh Hey, It’s Birthday Week

Photo: Khao Soi. Anju Noodle Bar. Heaven in a bowl. The best thing I’ve eaten in 2018. (This is my second bowl. The first was back in March.)   I have a whole bunch of friends who have birthdays at the end of September. Basically, all the best people are Libras or Libra-adjacent. My knitting…

As You Are

Photo: This deliciousness right here… and I’m telling you, I didn’t even do much. I took this beauty out of the packaging, I seasoned with spices*, I gave it a little olive oil, I seared both sides for color, then I popped it in my oven at 400 degrees. I wish I had trusted myself…

[Quiet Thoughts] It’s an Unpredictable Journey

Photo: I’ve been busy trying to get one of my three holiday projects done! I can’t show you the whole thing because this is for one of the people in my life who sometimes reads the blog. I promise that I will show you the completed work after the holidays, though! I’m so proud of it!…

[Quiet Thoughts] Invitation into Silence

Photo: Another little snapshot from my Valentine’s Day gift. The colors are still quite vibrant and I’m ever so pleased.   I apologize for not writing on Wednesday and not putting up a fail post. I was a maniac on Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation to be away for the last few days, and finally…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of the Changing Season

Photo: Quilt top complete! That took much longer than I needed it to! I need to get this thing pressed and basted so that I can start quilting! I also need a retwist somethin’ fierce (as I type, I’ve giving myself a deep conditioning treatment because Lord are these locs thirsty)… I also need to do…

What? It’s Monday??

Photo: There are leaves on our lawn. We need to rake them and put them in our compost pile. “Need a wheelbarrow for that,” says The Husband. Children see the wheelbarrow and beg until The Husband puts them in it and carts them around the yard. Good job, Husband. Way to set a bad precedent….

False Choice: The Problem with Finding a Church

Photo: We had a major water incident this weekend. Water flooded the 2nd floor bathroom and trickled down into the 1st floor bathroom. My Husband, thank God, knows his way around tools, so he was able to fix it all. My husband is a lot of things, but at least he is my lot of things…  …

Much was asked, so much is required…

  Photo Credit: Me! And the Outer Banks. And the Atlantic Ocean. And the Sky….   Happy Monday to you, dear readers. I cannot believe that this is the 29th of April, the last Monday of what has been an extraordinary month. Where did the time go? I’m pretty sure that we started this month…

Patience. Faith. But mostly, Patience.

Photo Credit: New York Daily News I have a confession to make: I bought my second (and third) lottery ticket yesterday. I went to the grocery store for a few items with the boys. Mostly fruit, because we managed to eat all of the week’s allotted fruit during the 3-day weekend. So I packed up the…