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Holy in a Hotel Room .. {My Allume}.

There are six of us in the hotel room, a motley crew, these women. Introverts and extroverts, farm girls and city dwellers, and even one who has a love affair with tweezers. And it’s late and there might be a bottle of wine (or two) on the nightstand and us, who love words and breathe stories, we are a-tellin’ them with raucous laughter and every now and then a hushed moment between Christ-followers. Four of the crowd are mothers or...

Wanting More

I’m doing it again. I am restless, wanting more. It’s 9:45 pm {UPDATE it’s now 4:24 am because, ugh, pregnancy insomnia}, I’m congratulating myself on taking a shower today and not crying when the dog escaped because it’s June in TN and I am a million months pregnant and I want this boy to Come. Out. And we are living in each moment praying for grace and no yelling and thankful for pools and libraries that occupy my babes and...

Chaos, and Hipster Photos.

I feel the need to clarify something(s). You might not care, but then again, you might. Two things you need to know today. First: Yesterday, I posted these hipster photos of our living room. {To Instagram and Facebook}. Our new bookshelves, built by the Husband. Our Easter Mantel {inspired by Mrs. M}. A photo wall collage that was, until yesterday, haphazardly stashed around the room. My sweet cousin made a lovely comment about them, the mantel in particular, which, while appreciated,...

Gut Punch

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come,  Your will be done,  on earth as it is in heaven.” ~Matthew 6:9-10 Most of you know …. words don’t usually fail me. Well perhaps I should say a lack of words is not a common problem for me.  This week I was paralyzed. I wanted to share my heart. Share this story. But I just don’t know what to say. And truly, this is not about me. Not...

Upside Down

Seven years ago, I wrote a [not very good] poem that began as follows: “Take away my want to be made much of … “ Even now that plea echoes in my heart. I decided to research how many blogs are estimated to be on the web-the best I could find was an article written in 2008 putting the number around 112 million english language blogs alone. 112,000,000. Hello humility! There you are. What is worthwhile about the frothy words that...