Champagne for Breakfast

As I learn more about the church calendar, I'm trying to be more intentional about leaning into the different seasons. I'm remembering to pause and breathe in Advent before the celebration of Christmas, to feast for Epiphany before the fasting of Lent, and to really think about what it means to be "Easter people." When … Continue reading Champagne for Breakfast

Making Space for Joy in the Details

We lit the Joy candle a day late this year. Parties, celebrating, community. This is what gives me joy. In the midst of all the sweet moments, we had our share of meltdowns and overtiredness because that's part of this season, too. I often need to remember that it's ok to reset in the mist … Continue reading Making Space for Joy in the Details

The Joy of Newborns

We're officially in the midst of holiday busyness - parties and shopping and December birthdays filled our week. All really good things, filled with the wonder of relationships and community. But busy, nonetheless. Frank's birthday was last weekend and, as has become our tradition, he took Friday off work and we spent the whole day … Continue reading The Joy of Newborns

Strength in Community

I've never had a dorm experience. When I decided to attend the American University of Paris, I also decided to forgo a typical college experience. From living with a family to cramming three of us into a one-bedroom to a small studio alone to finally finding a quintessentially Parisian one-bedroom shared with a best friend, … Continue reading Strength in Community