I keep seeing distressingly thought-provoking memes - the kind that force you to ponder the advice you'd give your teenage self, or how you'd live life differently if you KNEW you would die in a year, or what you hope your kids remember about their childhood. You know the kind I mean. Existential crisis provokers. … Continue reading life lessons
I rearranged my desk, hoping it would be easier to find things and work. Nope. Because now my Dumbledore and McGonagall FunkoPop figures are JUDGING ME. All you get this week is a heavily edited photo of birds flying over the sea.
You know how things that make you roll your eyes or shrug when you're above a neutral emotional level can make you want to hide under the bed when you're in a fragile emotional state? Well. I'm trying to encourage myself and everyone around me to refuse to hide under the bed. Listen to Megan. … Continue reading don’t freak out
The story of Jesus cleansing the temple is familiar to me, but when I read it this latest time I noticed something. Let's take it apart and work backwards: all the crowd was astonished at his teaching because it was fresh and new the chief priests and scribes feared Jesus because he was telling truth … Continue reading astonished at his teaching
I am propped on my bed in the sunshine. It is Mother's Day. Mother's Day is not my favorite. I know too many people who hurt extra hard for Mother's Day. It took me a long time to admit out loud that I don't love Mother's Day. I love Mothers. I love families. I love … Continue reading mother’s day
If you have listened to me at all, ever, you have probably heard me say "There's some real science about that now!" This can be confusing for me, because depending on who is reporting the science, it can be misleading or wrong... I have statistics trust issues. But when things make sense to me, I … Continue reading brains and breathing
I'm putting together lists for a blog project, and (as usual) I need help. I want to write more about journaling and goal-building and building intentionality and Bible study and responsible self-care and planning and feeling crazy but knowing that's okay. But. I am not always sure where to start. Talking with you darling people … Continue reading a new project
My previous post was about an outdoors science math project adventure on Ash Wednesday, when we looked for Fibonacci spirals in nature and then watched videos on Khan Academy. I mentioned that I learned a word (and then I just stopped the post, yay awkard closings). THAT WORD IS MERISTEM. Meristem is (thank you, Merriam-Webster) … Continue reading meristem
Wednesday, March 1st, was Ash Wednesday - the start of Lent. Every year I want to make Lent a more important Thing (in the way that Advent and Christmas have grown for me), and every year I experience existential angst (bordering on crisis) over this situation. So. I started Wednesday by getting out of bed … Continue reading Fibonacci spirals
YOU KNOW HOW sometimes you want or hope for or pray for something, and what happens is... weird...