Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carraba Reckons with the Legacy of Emo – I enjoyed this article particularly from a song-writing point of view. It was helpful to hear what Carraba said about being in an “unguarded-slash-selfish spot” when getting lost in song-writing. I was just talking to a fellow mom yesterday about the battle between taking… Continue reading Mixed Tape Monday 3.12.18
I posted my goals for 2018 back in January and now it is time for a check-up to see how it is going so far this year. If I didn’t put any notes next to things, it means I haven’t worked on it yet. Personal Goals: ::Memorize Philippians 1:12-30 ::Review 5 old verses per week… Continue reading Goals for 2018: February Check-up
Learning to Sing Collectively: An Interview with Sandra McCracken – I was sifting through interviews in the Rabbit Room and read through this one that made an impression. A couple things I wrote down to remember were: “Don’t just say yes to every offer. What are you uniquely made to do?” and “Being comfortable with… Continue reading Mixed Tape Monday 3.5.18
The Orchardist – I discovered this group over Christmas and wish I had known about them years ago. Listen hard to their lyrics on their newest album–so many good words! My 12 Favorite 5 Minute Self-Care Hacks – Crystal Paine wrote this list and I found it really helpful. I especially appreciate “Wear real PJs… Continue reading Mixed Tape Monday 2.26.18
We’ve enjoyed some sunshine and warm days lately and Maryna has been loving it.
Meditations of a Coke Machine – I found this article to be helpful to think through some things that nag at me that I sometimes struggle to put into words. I especially appreciated this: “The disease of consumerism is not attachment, but a profound detachment from the physical world around us. We have become a population numb to… Continue reading Mixed Tape Monday 2.12.18
Seth and I have lived in Virginia Beach for nearly 11 years and have experienced our share of the local food. It is actually one of our favorite things to do together: go out and try a local eatery we haven’t tried yet! The other week we discussed where we would go if we had… Continue reading Loco for Local: Valentine’s Edition