Peering Through the Mist

While I am partial to the King James Version of 1 Corinthians 13:12, I also enjoy the way that Eugene Peterson phrases things in The Message: We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

Here are a few of my favorite posts about making sense of life, whether that’s with humor, food, music, books, or simply with words.

Dear Atticus, the myth of motherhood: The title pretty much says it all.

Dear 16-year-old me.: I wrote a letter to my 16-year-old self as part of a series we did at church.

In dependence upon God’s grace and with the help of the church.: Atticus’s dedication.

You have to stay in a place through all the seasons to appreciate everything it is. : I love North Carolina and its tomatoes.

Scenes from a pottery studio.: I took a pottery class and it was hard and I cried but I loved it.

credo.: This I Believe.

Keeping the Lights On: Halloween and All Saints’ Sunday.

A Weekend With Mike and Kari: In which we misbehave at a wedding. One of my friend Dawn’s favorite posts.

Watch this happen.: Alisa and I run Around Downtown in 80 Minutes.

We’re a Strange Old Pair, Me and Eternity: Waterdeep, wonder, and my dad.

It Has Been Remade: Redemption and brokenness.

You can’t take it with you. Why not leave it with me?: Giving thanks for growth and changes.

My Gilmore Girls CDs: I made CDs for my Gilmore Girls finale party. And I still think they are kind of awesome.

The ever-popular Male Bakeoff Entries: 2005: Chocolate Irish Cream Cake, 2006: Hill of Foreskins Cheesecake, 2007: Whore of Babylon Red Velvet Cake, 2008: Peanut Butter Cup Pie, 2009: Best of Show, 2010: Goliath’s Birthday Party, 2011 Best of Show 2012 Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake.

One time I actually baked something: Mike’s Birthday Cheesecake.

If You Had One Shot: The time Mike and I got to meet J.K. Rowling at Carnegie Hall.

Now That I’ve Worn Out, I’ve Worn Out the World: We throw a Thanksgiving Party and it isn’t a disaster.

The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.: We threw Abraham Lincoln a birthday party.

Your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.: Learning about getting relationships right through our relationship with our mailman.

for you.: Thoughts on the Incarnation.

This means war.: In which I declare war on the War on Thanksgiving.