The Writing Life

In my house among the trees, with dishes beside me and children at my feet, it’s hard to find time to write consistently and well. My days are full of life and joy and hands-in-the-dirt and reading-aloud; my nights are full of candle-lit conversations and Buffy marathons with the man I love, of tiny hands…

15 minutes: poetry

I am editing old poems today with black coffee and grey skies and old women talking about how things used to be behind me. ‘oh my!’ is said often and they make a tisking sound together each time I pick up my tablet to write this post. I like them immensely, they are like eternal…

15 minutes: A writing exercise..

15 minutes of writing a day.. I can do that! Here or with my pen in the candlelight at home..somewhere, somehow I can collect my thoughts in words for a few minutes each day, right? Alexandra at The Lemke Lodge has issued an open invitation to her new #thelemkelodge15minutes writing exercise..and so I’m jumping in….

Responding to The Benedict Option

  We are not looking to create heaven on earth; we are simply looking for a way to be strong in faith through a time of great testing. The label Rod Dreher picked for his movement is incredibly attractive. I assumed it into my vocabulary instantly, it felt so ideally suited to our life and…