Snapshot of Life

Snapshot of Life

Hi there, it’s Madeleine.

I had a bit of an interesting morning yesterday, and just figured I’d write out what happened and my mini revelation here.

First: I forgot to supervise the coffee machine after I flipped it on, and as a result I looked up from my mountain of laundry to find a coffee mug overflowing Continue reading

Thoughts on Leaving the Teen Years Behind

Thoughts on Leaving the Teen Years Behind

I turned twenty the other day. Some of my brain still refuses to wrap around that fact, but the rest of it is content to leave the teen years behind. Here are my thoughts on having successfully completed (and by that I mean…well…survived/existed/been breathing and learning) two decades of life in this round world. Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Getting Your Life Together

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Getting Your Life Together

It was bright, sunny, AND warm this past weekend. Hello shorts and hello summer! Despite it being Saturday, I managed to roll out of bed at 8:30 and it wasn’t actually painful (I know right!? I almost high-fived myself). Now I’m pretty sure (okay 100% sure) that this was because my motivation was meeting up with some friends for coffee, because not much can get me awake at that hour on a Saturday, but that day the early morning alarm Continue reading

The Divine in Carpenter’s Clothes

The Divine in Carpenter’s Clothes

Matthew 13:53-58

How often do we overlook the divine and miraculous simply because we know where it came from?

I remember as a child I thought the deck of cards from Alice in Wonderland came to paint the leaves red in the autumn, but the real answer when I was old enough to understand did not make them any less amazing. In fact, they were almost prettier. Continue reading

Don’t Blink

Don’t Blink

Time. Sometimes I wish it would pass faster than it does. Like when I miss people or places and can’t wait to return to them. Or when I’m looking forward to something that will happen too far in advance, like moving into a new house later this fall. I just wish time would move quicker, so I can get to that point faster, see the people I miss now. Continue reading