This will be short and hopefully sweet.
🍕 I know, I know, I’ve already raved about What to Cook, but this pizza is *chef’s kiss* and I highly recommend it. Mike and I ate it twice last weekend while bingeing Slow Horses on Apple TV after our kids were in bed.
📝 I recently “finished” writing my Rule of Life and it was such an encouraging, liberating exercise that I plan on sharing more about in June.If you have questions about the process and results, drop them below!
🌿 Jen Michel wrote this article on having kids that I can’t stop thinking about. Her experience mirrors my own (even though I’m still very much in the diapers stage)and she expresses a perspective on motherhood I rarely seen on motherhood IG.
“Motherhood has never been the sole measure of my life. Still, I want to call this part of my life good, especially in a culture where children are often perceived as threats to professional ambition, as financial liabilities, as environmental recklessness. I want to say to women today: if it’s possible, risk on this. It will be worth it…
But to do it over again, I would have cherished those noisy days more. I would have noticed that my children were the ones who made it possible for me to write. It was they who baptized me into the concrete world of wonder, they who helped me pay closer attention to a world “shining like shook foil.” As a mother, I lost one kind of life and gained another in its stead.”
🎬 Guys, last week I learned The Chosen is recasting Philip (my favorite character of the show). The news made my day a little rough, but I’m doing ok now.
🎵 Finally, I’ve been listening to this song lots the past several weeks. I remember listening to this on my boombox when I was probably 8 years old, and I didn’t really understand much of the imagery, but I loved the music and knew there was more going on that I “got.” I started listening to it again in the pandemic throes of 2020 and it’s been such a comfort and encouragement since then
Also, I REALLY love the ‘90s vibe of this particular recording, ha. Plus, the appearance of the Appalachian dulcimer on the piano is the icing on the cake.
“And on this road to righteousness, sometimes the climb can be so steep. I may falter in my steps, but never beyond Your reach.” Thanks be to God.
Peace to you on this Tuesday 🕊
*If you’re interested in writing a Rule of Life, my friend Jen has an intensive coming up in the fall that I recommend. I did a version of this intensive in January and it was instructive and clarifying and warm and practical.
Thanks for sharing the article and workshop!!