Though Billows Roar

I never thought much about the phrase “calm before the storm” until about a week ago. I had heard rumors of a hurricane gathering strength in the Atlantic Ocean, but I figured it would ignore us. Harvey had just hit Texas, how could there be another one so close? Each day brought uncomfortable updates until…

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In Review: “At Home in the World” by Tsh Oxenreider

I love traveling. I love books about traveling, but beyond that I love thoughtful books about more than just the traveling. Tsh Oxenreider’s latest book “At Home in the World” is a unique memoir detailing that time they took a year off to get a global education by actually going. Vagabonding with kids is not…

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The Hidden Gifts of Transition

Any musician will tell you that transitions are the hardest part of music; but for a piece to bear itself unto completion, it must transition. Transitions are part of wholeness. Transitions signal that greater goodness is coming. Nevertheless, transitions often suck. Almost two months have passed since I waved goodbye to my parents from the…

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She Makes Her Dwelling in the Rocks

“Why Saba?” Is the question that greeted me upon landing at the Princess Juliana airport in St. Maarten with my husband, parents, three cranky kids, and over 500 lbs of luggage. Regret punched me in the face as I shuffled to the baggage claim, wondering how I thought this was a good idea. The man…

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The Bedrest Club

I became a member of the Bedrest Club 9 days ago, when a mundane trip to the laundry room got messy. I was 26 weeks pregnant with twin boys and thought “hey, I should just cruise through the rest of this high risk pregnancy stuck in a hospital” (not). So, here I am, doing everything…

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No Fear No Shame

I have long been a fearful person. This is not something I realized or could even own up to until very recently. I have often prided myself in being fearless; bold; daring! Not afraid to try new things! The first to jump in! Perhaps this is so in certain circumstances, but I frequently find myself…

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Date Night, Donuts, and a Meatball Sandwich

Walking crisply through the nighttime lights in downtown Lexington, KY, my husband and I ducked into a pizza parlor seeking shelter from the winter winds and an alternative to our failed reservations at a fancy restaurant up the street. Undeterred by our excitement for the Trans- Siberian Orchestra concert awaiting us in about an hour,…

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Reunions and Magic

I sat just outside of my favorite ice cream parlour in my new pineapple pencil skirt from Anthropologie, anxiously awaiting the arrival of one of my best friends. Two uncoordinated trips just happened to overlap for a little over twelve hours, and we seized the opportunity to re-connect. As soon as I saw her walking…

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Homeless at Heart

In the past four months I have moved three times. Right when a new place begins to feel like home. Right when a sense of community blossoms. Right when you find doctors and hairdressers you love. Right when you finally know where everything is at your local grocery store. Right when an amazing bakery/coffeeshop opens…

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