What Story Does Your Closet Tell?

The Museum of Modern Art has a new exhibit. “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” pieces together 111 articles of clothing from low end to high, from basic to extravagant, from eastern to western culture. Each garment must have had “a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries – and continue to hold currency today.” 111 items to tell the story of the world. You can walk past a plain white t-shirt and

His Sweet Face is on the Cover of a Magazine.

Sometimes, the world aligns and gets to see your child just as you’ve seen him every single day since he was born. He is a blessing and his sweet face on the cover of a magazine is the most amazing testament to his story and the spirit of the season that he brings SUCH JOY not just now, but all year round. I am honored to by his mother. Click below to read my most recent

The Differences We Speak. (Sunday Thoughts Link Up #50)

I SAMUEL 19:4-5 4 Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, “Let not the king do wrong to his servant David; he has not wronged you, and what he has done has benefited you greatly. 5 He took his life in his hands when he killed the Philistine. The Lord won a great victory for all Israel, and you saw it and were glad. Why then would you do wrong to an innocent man like David by killing him

No, Your Kids Aren’t Sociopaths, It’s Just Hanlon’s Razor

Most everyone is familiar with the term Occam’s razor – the assumption that the simplest solution is usually correct. It’s what keeps us from spinning out into every possible scenario and lets us move from one point to the next, solving life’s daily mysteries with logic. If Occam’s razor keeps you logical, Hanlon’s razor keeps you peaceable. In short, Hanlon’s razor reads, “Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.” In

Gather Round: A Real Family Portrait

Many years ago, before I was a mother, my husband and I strolled around a Norman Rockwell exhibit at the art museum in downtown Nashville. The walls were lined with his visions of the iconic family and also the social events of the time. The genius of Rockwell was that he made you wishful and wistful and also grateful for the family you had. I know you know his famous Thanksgiving picture, with everyone smiling

Goodness Gracious. (Sunday Thoughts Link Up #49)

I CORINTHIANS 13:4 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. I PETER 2:9 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. So, last week was a test for me, but I didn’t know it. I wanted to say thank

Alexa, What Does It Take to Be Human?

Mattel pulled a much-anticipated and hotly-debated toy recently. Aristotle, a device geared for children anywhere from infancy to adolescence, was set up to be the kid’s version of Alexa. It boasted features such as the ability to soothe a crying baby, teach ABCs, reinforce good manners, play interactive games, and help kids with homework. Marketed as an “all-in-one nursery necessity” on Mattel’s website, it also offered e-commerce functionality that would enable Aristotle to automatically reorder

4 Ways to Make Your Kid a Conscientious Citizen

It is 2000, I’ve just turned 18, and I’m excited to vote in my first presidential election. It’s Gore and Bush, in it until the very end. I watch the debates, register early, and read up on the issues. I ready myself for November. It feels momentous. I’d grown up in a house talking politics – always a one-sided discussion. They were tried and true red, through and through. But my grandparents were all blue

A Note of Thanks. (Sunday Thoughts Link Up #48)

ROMANS 1:7-8 To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.  It’s November, the month of Thanksgiving and also thanks-giving for all we have and for all God had done in

I’m Grateful for My Infertility

“If it takes a village to raise a child, it can also take one to make one. The fact that I’ve made it to the other side does not mean I’ve forgotten the road that took me here.” And so, I am sharing on Her View From Home and I’m staying thankful as best I can. Click the picture below to read my story. *Thinking out loud.