Life in General

Marley-ish & me.

by Beth Anne on December 9, 2013

It’s winter-cold in North Carolina & while it feels like a heat-wave to our northern neighbors, we’re wearing wool coats & gloves & watching for black ice on the bridges. The constant drizzle of rain makes it feel even more cold, the damp that gets down under my skin until all I can think about [...]

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Again.

by Beth Anne on December 3, 2013

I stared down the shorter days of September & October with no fear. Weeks passed & I didn’t feel that sickly crawling across my soul, that black hole that seems to grow in the winter months. Instead, I worked under my sunlamp & faithfully took my medicine & the spring never left my step. For [...]

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Run. Run. Keep going. Train insane or stay the same. Wipe the sweat, breathe in, breathe out. Run. Legs aching & I drive home in the dark, the last bit of quiet. Front door squeaks. I juggle a coffee mug & coat & laptop bag & “MOMMA!” as he comes barreling to me. THUMP in [...]

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I have my Jesus, but I don’t know my church.

by Beth Anne on November 5, 2013

I grew up baptized in both the Word & the water, with Sunday shoes & Easter dresses & a pristine Bible tucked under my arm. I spent my childhood swinging my legs from the pew & at 8 years old, I walked to the front of the church & made my parents proud. Then at [...]

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Then he was four. (& a life update)

by Beth Anne on October 26, 2013

Harrison turned four snuggled close against me, warm under blankets with blonde hairs tickling my nose.  I wish I could capture those moments forever when his little hands wrap around my arm & pull in closer to me, an unaware instinct that I am his safe place & comfort. I can’t imagine a moment in [...]

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