A book I am thankful for…

Three books come to mind.

Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher – caused me to say yes to the idea of my daughters homeschooling in middle school.

Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus (John Gray)  — I know – it’s a little embarrassing at this point – caused me to understand certain qualities in my husband better.  Hey – it did the trick at the time.  (There are better relationship books but this was enough for the season in which I read it.)

Outlander – by Diana Gabaldon.  Because that’s where I met Jamie and Claire 27(?) years ago.  Sometimes book characters become real people and these two did for me.




An act of kindness I am grateful for…

My husband cooking me a dinner when I’ve worked all day – and even though he has also worked all day most of the time – at this point in our lives, he does quite of bit of dinner planning.  It’s like a hug to walk in and see dinner almost done or on the table.


A sacred space I am grateful for…

is the place I am sitting with my husband and talking about deep things.  Sometimes it’s the deck, sometimes it’s the room with the green couch, and there are candles lit, and we sit next to each other and read a prayer together, and then read whatever book we’re reading together.  Then we talk.  That feels sacred.

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