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A little weepy; it’s warm(ish) again

It seemed as if it would never be warm again. This winter in northwestern Minnesota has been mild by most counts and measures: not very much snow, not very many days of subzero temps or windchill. It’s been quick, really. So quick we are sure to remind ourselves that we should be grateful because do…

In regard to 2021

In regard to 2021, I’m mostly looking toward its months with hope. I hope for surprises. I hope to be surprised in 2021. That’s it. That’s all. Isn’t that enough? I’ve made a few goals, if you will, specific areas of my life that I plan to focus in on this year. But above my…

Being okay

“Do I contradict myself?Very well then I contradict myself,(I am large, I contain multitudes.)” ― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass My mom wore the pastel purple scarf I knitted all winter long for multiple winters. She wore it with her winter coat, because obviously. The coat, however, was red and gray. I, as a 15-year-old, was an…

A few instances of not understanding

I ordered a new bed a few weeks ago. Before I ordered it, I listened and tried to help my husband as he talked about his sore back. “I think it’s the bed,” he said. Now, listen, yeah the bed is old because it was bought on the cheap years ago, but my back wasn’t…

A field with trees in the fall as the sun rises above

Our morning prayer

The view is better here. To be fair, it doesn’t take much to beat a white wall. Still, even when the sun rises directly in front of me and I’m blinded, the view is exponentially better. It’s coming up over the golden field across the road. Every morning it comes up. It’s lovely. Truly, undeniably,…

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