All posts for the month June, 2015

Simmer Starters – June 26, 2015

Lots of writing and parenting-related Simmer Starters today!  Enjoy. Parenting 001 (Kevin DeYoung) – “Does it seem like parenting has gotten more complicated? I mean, as far as I can tell, back in the day parents basically tried to feed their kids, clothe them, and keep them away from explosives. Now our kids have to sleep […]

Simmer Starters – June 19, 2015

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things – Or, Dim Reflections (Derek Rishmawy) – “Whatever you love most–sunsets, the taste of your favorite burger, sides aching from laughter with your best friend, the lingering sense of fulfillment after a job well done, the feel of a crisp winter morning–takes its goodness from the goodness of the […]


Life is crazy and chaotic right now – we have the new baby in the house, and we potty-trained the two oldest kids this week as well, so there have been a lot of messes to clean and a lot of supervision for potty breaks.  Also, the third child – who was neither potty trained nor newly […]

Simmer Starters – June 13, 2015

It’s a day late, but here are my Simmer Starters for the week!  Please do check these out; there are so many good ones this week! Somewhere Over the Rainbow? (RJ Conte) – This is a beautiful, heartfelt post from my dear friend, about suffering and how we can make peace and quiet into an idol […]

Original Poem / Song: Scared to Search My Heart

I’m scared to search my heart, Afraid of what I will find; I’m scared of moving forward, So I’m falling behind; Don’t want to face my enemy, So I’ll remain a slave; I’m not sure I want to know What it means to be brave. I know You’ll give me courage, But I’m happy to […]