Author Archives: betsy

of christmas, and dawn

The Child, the Child, sleeping in the night He will bring us goodness and light He will bring us goodness and light (from Do You Hear What I Hear) I think it results from too much early exposure to the … Continue reading

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of my knight and mighty deeds

I cleaned out the car yesterday morning. Oddly I remember writing about cleaning the car once before, also on a day when my husband was away, but please don’t feel like this is a regular thing. That was probably the … Continue reading

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how can we do this to the children?

This was a big question for me before we moved overseas. Truthfully sometimes, in certain seasons, it surfaces again for me. So I have a few thoughts for anyone who might be considering such a move, or a similarly disruptive … Continue reading

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in which a question is raised

We were visiting one of our churches in another country recently and in the post-service swarm we had made it only as far as the lobby. My mind was simultaneously trying to spot several friends I hadn’t seen yet, trying … Continue reading

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of my sudden return to writing in this space

I’ve been meaning to return to this for some time, as underneath all the turmoil of daily life and its activities there remains my desire to write. It just hangs out under there, poking its head up now and again, … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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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