My Bags of Gold

Full Disclosure: I am an expert in nothing other than knowing what I am supposed to do right in this very instant. As a corollary to that first disclaimer: I am very good at knowing what I should do. Not so great at always actually doing it. I spent a year in France after highContinue reading “My Bags of Gold”

The Shame of Plenty

If you are reading this, it’s because you either know me and love me, therefore cannot judge me for what I am going to say, or because you found my writing through a channel in which we have plenty of things in common. If the first one is true, “Hi mom!” If the second isContinue reading “The Shame of Plenty”

You should really stop shopping! Part six: But I can’t sew and other objections

It was irritating, it was compelling. It was…and here’s that word again, convicting. It was a book called Serve God, Save the Planet. This book was revolutionary to me. It put into perspective so much of what I was uncomfortable with in my life as a middle-class white American Christian. One, short little sentence thatContinue reading “You should really stop shopping! Part six: But I can’t sew and other objections”

Origin of the Lily Fields Challenge

The Lily Fields Challenge really started in 2004, although I didn’t start taking it seriously until 2020. In 2004, it was a quiet little idea. A question. A thought that flitted through my mind. In 2004 it was my first handknit project. My mother-in-law worked most of her life as a supervisor at a shelteredContinue reading “Origin of the Lily Fields Challenge”

Every Place You Put Your Feet

I mentioned a while back that I spent one summer working with orphans in Uganda. I am no Mother Theresa, but this was, in part, one of the ways that we would know we were supposed to move back to France in 2007. It is a long story, but to sum it up, one ofContinue reading “Every Place You Put Your Feet”