Author Archives: betsy


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B is for ant and other uses of time

This post is brought to you by the letter A and the number 1440, which is the number of minutes in a day. I’m trying something new right now. I’m really bad at it (shocker) and even when I have … Continue reading

Posted in Being Mommy, Keep Calm and Carry On | 4 Comments

where have all the wise ones gone?

For all of the wise women in my life. And especially for Mom. With love and gratitude. When Norah was about a year old we were living in “Merica, that vast land of enormous supermarkets and jumbo shopping carts. I … Continue reading

Posted in Being Mommy, Keep Calm and Carry On | 5 Comments

of school lunch and the way we PBJ

  I like to cook, people. Really like it–see my alternate life. Which is fortunate because I do a lot of it. But school lunches are my nemesis. It’s amazing how difficult it can be to find healthy lunch options … Continue reading

Posted in Being Mommy, Food & Cooking it, Keep House and Carry On | 4 Comments

of nasty eggs, emoji, and laughing at yourself

I was going to be creative for breakfast this morning. Eggs have been so boring lately. I had a little time while making supper last night so I prepared an egg bake. For sure, the ingredients I had weren’t what … Continue reading

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of uh-oh and a battle to the death

  I was trepidatious when I opened my eyes early yesterday morning to see Alex, already in a collared shirt, grabbing his backpack. On the days he teaches at seminary, he’s gone by six. Though it’s only his second week teaching … Continue reading

Posted in Indonesia, Keep Calm and Carry On | 20 Comments

no where else

“Where else have we to go? You alone have words of eternal life.”  John 6:68 Early last week my father sent a message: my second cousin, her husband, and their three little children were suddenly killed in a horrible car … Continue reading

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a broom of her own

Brooms have become tools of great importance in our lives. I remember having dinner with some friends from India last year, and they were describing the differences they noticed between daily life in India and that in the United States. … Continue reading

Posted in Little Ones, Make Do and Mend | 10 Comments

pinterest is bad

Girls, have you seen the Pinterest fails? You know, the professional Pinterest photo somebody saw of a perfect crafting experience and its lovely outcome . . . and then photographic evidence of their own botched operation? The first time somebody … Continue reading

Posted in Make Do and Mend | 10 Comments

of praying for light

“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” —1 John 1:5 Checking the news early this morning I learned of the strangling of … Continue reading

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