Kara's Collection: Perfect Harmony

Kara's Collection: Perfect Harmony

from an article originally posted February 25, 2015...

"Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the LORD has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful." - Colossians 3:12-14

Is mundane enough?

Is mundane enough?

After volunteering at the school library the other day (and living out my life-long fantasy of being a school librarian…), I still had 30 minutes before school was out, so I popped over to our neighborhood coffee shop across the street to drink tea and read for a bit. When I came outside with my drink, I noticed a mom from the school also sitting on the porch, hard at work. I had a pang of guilt—what am I doing here drinking $4 tea that we really can’t afford and reading my just-for-fun book while mamas like this are doing actual work-work?

Kara's Collection: To love like Mannymickey

Kara's Collection: To love like Mannymickey

from an article originally posted February 24, 2015...

I seriously cannot stop raving about Mickey. Or Nanny Mickey, as she is affectionately known. Mannymickey to my toddler. She is a woman who knows how to love and love instantly. The first time I met her, she made me feel like we were old friends. She noticed me, made me feel seen, and pursued me so I could be known. Oh, my stars; her love is a balm to my motherless heart.

Kara's Collection: Corner Nook

Kara's Collection: Corner Nook

from an article originally posted February 23, 2015...

I spend most of my day in a sweet little corner in my bedroom. I organize and reorganize this small space to my daily likings and needs. It’s my corner of intention. On the shelf beside my bed you will find my Bible, different journals, and books I’m currently reading. 

Looking for rest in the busy fall...

Looking for rest in the busy fall...

Folks talk about the lazy days of summer, but this year, I’m experiencing the lazy days of fall. Well, maybe not exactly lazy, but quiet and slow. Usually fall feels like the start of something new to me—school, a new season, anticipating winter and Christmas, getting into a new groove of a new schedule. But in the spirit of pursuing rest, I’ve had a reset this year.