What Raw Eggs Taught Me About Community

My third-grader came home from school on Friday excited to tell me how he watched his teacher walk on eggs. “And she only broke three!” he said. “Hardboiled?” I asked. “Raw! Six dozen,” he answered, smiling. “And,” he continued while heading straight for the fridge, “you can squeeze an egg and it won’t break.” He Read More

We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Program…

Hello Friend! We’ve been sipping tea and absorbing tidbits together this summer, but today I have something different for you. You may have heard the African proverb, “If you want to run fast, run alone. If you want to run far, run together.” I have a tendency to prefer running alone. Group projects at school? Read More

Tea Party Tidbit #11 – Need Refreshing?

Have you heard of a flowering tea? I hadn’t. Apparently, it’s this hand-stitched piece of artwork from tea bags that expands in a pitcher of water. Think really fancy teabag. I love the description on Teavana’s website: Blooming tea, also known as Flowering tea are beautiful hand-tied tea balls that unfurl as the steep. When Read More

Tea Party Tidbits #9 – Got Hope?

My husband warned our kids at lunch today they were doing a terrible job listening. That this was a bad habit gone worse. That if they didn’t correct themselves ASAP and demonstrate they understood what they were supposed to be doing – namely, obeying the first time – that Daddy would be enforcing the good Read More

Tea Party Tidbits #7 – Feeling Fearful?

This should’ve been obvious, I suppose, but it dawned on me this week in conversation with friends why fear is a sin: it twists my perspective onto me – my abilities to handle a situation, my ability to make things turn out right, my power to change things. And plenty of situations stretch beyond my Read More

Tea Party Tidbits #6 – I’d Rather Laugh

Dear Friend, I’ve wracked my brain trying to figure out how to inject levity to the topic of troubled times. Except troubled times is not a humorous topic. It’s more of a just-shoot-me-now-and-do-it-quick type thing. I’ve deleted plenty of blog posts that, in essence, say just take it to Jesus, sister, and leave yer troubles Read More