A Few of My Favorite Things

September has come, sweeping the first brave leaves from the tips of trees and heaving the scent of an approaching harvest into the gold-tinged air. Let's gather gifts like a kid picking new pencils for the school year. As redemption seeps through the foam on every beverage in sight, infusing warmth into the deepest places... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

July sizzles in like a firecracker, smelling of coconut sunscreen and leaving the creamy taste of homemade ice cream on your tongue. Flags pop up everywhere; smoke from cookouts, bonfires, and sparklers softens the landscape to a dreamy mist. This is the season of the hot dog in its full glory, of icy beverages, of... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

June bursts forth with a thousand promises every morning. Ants are just as happy with the sugar-coated peony buds out front as kids chasing the ice cream truck down the street. Brides and babies and graduates and dads—what a month for celebrating! If the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

"The coming of spring after a hard winter is almost too glorious for a soul to bear." (John Eldredge) Do you remember how Peter Pan crowed over his enemies after an epic battle? Pure, defiant, jubilant, completely lacking in self-consciousness: this is the heart of May. It buzzes happily into green-tipped ferns druzy with dew.... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

Wake up, you sleepyheads! Winter has departed, and April is upon us! Cast off your dark grave clothes—step full into the light. Of course there will be soggy days, but what are umbrellas for? Doesn't your heart beat stronger in the sunshine? Haven't you longed for some morning coffee on the porch, tracking new growth... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

March, winter's final grip on the world, has come at last, with its shamrocks and bright-burning candles. We'll need those candles in the days ahead—the gloom of Lent may just swallow us whole if we forget the glorious Light we're barreling forward to behold, the best Sunday of them all. But for now, we feast... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

February is upon us, swirling the air almost pink, while freshly-baked treats beckon us to reconnect our scattered hearts. May you taste a hundred different kinds of love this month—the comforting kind, the surprising kind, the brave-making kind, the creative kind, the tearful kind, the forgiving kind, the steady kind. No matter where this season... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

When homes and bodies are given makeover plans, you can bet your biscuits it's January again. Eyes sparkle with high hopes as we ready ourselves for something new, something fresh. The brisk chill outside fuels warm connections inside over a spicy chai, and we share our lists of what we'd love to improve in and... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

This is the season of the Hallelujah Chorus, and those jubilant notes of hope wiggle their way into every crevice of December: under the covers with a bedtime story, into your mittens, through the spicy scent of cinnamon, permeating the air with a buzz of victory. May your happiest moments swell with the heavens, and... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

November comes alive just in time to kiss the pumpkins, caving in slightly around the mouths, off our porches. She sweeps the last bits of leaves through the neighborhood in hopes of making our dwellings a brighter spark for family to flock toward like geese on their way home. The scent of fresh bread mingles... Continue Reading →

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