You know I believe friendship is God’s greatest evidence of himself here on earth. You know I believe everyone needs a home team: a go-to, show-up, middle of the night, come-in-without-knocking tribe …Read More →
When I was three, we lived so close we could walk to the church my parents started. When the first building was being built, we’d walk over every evening to watch the construction. We had …Read More →
Three years ago I got an email from a woman named Lynn. She wanted to adapt Cold Tangerines into a play. I felt all the things you would feel, I think, if someone …Read More →
SO happy to share some beautiful Lindsay Letters treats with 3 lucky readers!
The Dinner’s At Six striped canvas winner: MARY QUILLIN
“I love my husband. I have been pierced by that truth again. During …Read More →
Happy-freezing-cold-but-sunny Tuesday! Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day!Read More →
For the last couple months, Aaron’s been dreaming and praying and having eighty-seven coffees a week. We’ve been gathering …Read More →
I used to be spontaneous and silly, warm and whimsical. I used to dance in the kitchen and eat cake for breakfast with my kids. And then for a while things got …Read More →
I know, I know. It’s January 16th. We’re well into a brand spanking new 2014, but I’m still catching up. Nothing about the end of December and the beginning of January went according to plan–although …Read More →
Merry Merry Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
This year was a feast: full to bursting with moments and experiences and conversations that I’ll keep in my heart …Read More →
This year I left my heart in Long Beach and Austin and New York City. I left little bits of it in Dallas and Kansas City. Pieces in Seattle and …Read More →
This is a repost, because it’s that time again. The phrase I’m keeping with me through this season: PRESENT OVER PERFECT.
Here we are, Christmastime. T-15 days until the big day, and if …Read More →
First, when you have a few minutes, please read through the comments–they’re amazing! So many stories of how people have experienced God’s presence and the places that have become holy ground along the way. Wow. …Read More →
Time for another giveaway, and I’m especially excited about this one: today we’re giving away 5 copies of the entire New Liturgy collection, and giving you 25% off anything in the Read More →
The winner of a set of Our Common Mugs is Ruth!
…and this is her comment:
“I would definitely, without a doubt, give mine to my BFF, Bernadine. She and I have been best friends since the age …Read More →
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your comments about my last post, and for sharing it. It’s a topic I’m so passionate about, obviously, and it’s such an honor to talk about …Read More →
On Friday I was a part of a Q event on Women & Calling in New York City.
There are so many moments I’m still thinking about from that day–rich & lovely things I learned …Read More →
So. This happened. North Shore magazine, a local Chicago magazine, asked me to be part of their anniversary issue, where they highlight six local woman of “Style & Substance.” First I said no, and …Read More →
Okay, you asked! Here are 20 books I’ve been recommending lately. This isn’t my all-time favorites list (that would include Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies, Hemingway’s Moveable Feast, and Ruth Reichl’s Comfort Me …Read More →
You know that instead of working on another book project this fall, I’m editing a magazine and also a book for another writer. I suspected that I’d enjoy the work. I didn’t know I’d LOVE …Read More →
It’s been just about one million years since I’ve posted a recipe, hasn’t it? I’m back, and we’re going big on this one: Salade Lyonnaise. Yuuuuuuum.
This is an all-time favorite, a French classic. I’m …Read More →
A couple weeks from now, when Henry turns 7, I’ll tell you all about who he is these days, about his creativity …Read More →
August, every year, is a whirlwind. We come back from the lake, pink-nosed and plump from Sherman’s ice cream and donuts from Golden Brown Bakery. It takes us a few days to settle back …Read More →
Okay, it’s ON. Back-to-school time is ON. There are forms and letters and lists and apparently a Singapore math workbook that I thought was optional and I learned yesterday is not.
You can feel it …Read More →
One of my new things (of which there are many these days–I feel sort of adolescent, changing & growing & trying new things faster than I can keep up …Read More →
Hello from home, where I’m halfway through laundry and, let’s be honest, about a quarter of the way through unpacking. Oh, heavens, I know, I know. I was supposed to announce the Michigan …Read More →
The 5 Michigan Awesome Winners:
1. MEGHAN: “My favorite thing about summer is porch parties with great friends; sometimes we read books together, sometimes we sit in rocking chairs drinking birch beer and laughing, other …Read More →