Monthly Archives: March 2012

An update on the move to Patheos

Hey friends! Thanks for your feedback this week on the header for the new site. You overwhelmingly voted for happy sweet Micha, as opposed to “pissed, reflective Micha” to quote Cameron in the comments. Although Lyndsey was hoping I could … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day Friday: Robert Lowell, again

Yes, I’m still reading Robert Lowell. But I promise a new poet next time. (Next Friday is Good Friday, and I will offer lots of stunning words from the best of the word-makers on that day.) Today, however, I’m posting … Continue reading

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Let them tell this story: She was always being remade

I’m a stressed mom. I’m stressed too often. I worry that August’s most prominent memory of his childhood will be my contorted anxiety face leaning over his carseat, snapping at him and plugging his seatbelt in tight. Sometimes he asks … Continue reading


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{Practicing Benedict} When new clothing is issued

“When new clothing is issued, the old should be immediately returned to be put in store for distribution to the poor. Two tunics and two cowls should be enough for each member of the community to provide for night-wear and … Continue reading


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I need your help!

Hey friends, I’m working on the new header for our move over to Patheos and I need your thoughts on my two possible headers. Will you leave me a comment with your opinion? Which do you like the best? or … Continue reading


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Dirty House Thankful

  Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what He has done for me. (Psalm 66:14) For the prayer book I’ve been following for the past few weeks (The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime … Continue reading


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Micha tries to write about music…

I don’t consider myself a “music person.” I love music and I always have. It moves me and speaks to me, though usually, it’s the lyric that lingers longest in my heart.  Though I have spent a good portion of … Continue reading


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Poem-a-Day Friday: Robert Lowell

I have this very heavy, beautiful, hard covered block of pages, also known as Robert Lowell’s Collected Poems. Chris gave it to me for Christmas nine years ago and there’s something about it-Its beauty? Its big words? Its scholarly poet on … Continue reading

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Lots of changes, all of them good…

Two and a half years ago, when I moved to San Francisco, I had a 15-month-old and I had just left the job I most loved in the world. I was lonely and anxious and I had this tiny little … Continue reading


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{Practicing Benedict} Receiving Guests, Receiving Christ

“Any guest who happens to arrive at the monastery should be received as we would receive Christ himself, because he promised that on the last day he will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me… As soon as … Continue reading


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