Christmas time has come upon us again!! I'm not sure about your house, but mine is filled with wrapping paper, gingerbread, Christmas lights and stockings. I am truly convinced that (like the carollers have always told us) Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! Little things keep delighting me this season, and I … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things
C.S. Lewis once said, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."I have always agreed with Lewis about the books, but I've always bemoaned the fact that I couldn't join him in his love of tea. After all, it's so British! For a girl who's enamored … Continue reading Cups of Tea Big Enough and Books Long Enough
Well, I'm back. I went on an adventure, and it was more wild and difficult and exciting and wonderful than I could have ever imagined! My two friends (Margaret and her brother Galen) and I went to London, Scotland and Paris. A total of two and half weeks of travel, adrenaline, fatigue, and enjoyment. We … Continue reading A Hobbit’s Tale
I've got four days left until my trip to Europe!!! I wanted to quickly tell all of you that (aside from a few scattered pictures) you may not hear from me for a good while. I have got some adventuring to do! I fully intend to post a few pictures of my travels while I … Continue reading So long, farewell…
Though it's rained almost constantly for the past couple of months, our family has had a fantastic summer! Our grandparents are up to visit until September, and we've already made loads of memories. I thought I'd share some photos of my favorite summer memories so far.
One year ago, I sat in bed with a horrible stomach ache and nothing to do. I thought, "I know, I'll update my blog!" But my old blog had somehow locked me out, making it impossible for me to write any new posts. So I thought, "I know, I'll create a whole new blog!" I … Continue reading Hopewriter Blog’s First Birthday!
For Christmas, my sister gave me a new perspective on life. A powerful bolstering of my faith. Resolution to questions that have been bothering me for years. Eye surgery to see life as God intended it to be. All of this came in a relatively small package: a 201 page paperback book written by a … Continue reading Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl
When you gain knowledge in one area, it almost always enriches other areas of your life. Recently, I've been thoroughly enjoying Eric Metaxas's Amazing Grace. It's a fascinating biography (and I'm not one who tends to relish biographies) about the life of William Wilberforce and his role in abolishing the slave trade in the late … Continue reading A Lovely Thing
For the majority of my fellow countrymen, today will be filled with bright thoughts toward the future. Resolutions. Goals. Laughter. Bright dreams. I, also, will look down the road that stretches on in front of me and wonder and dream about what it might hold. But not just yet. The brightness of the year … Continue reading Gratitude