Things that aren't perfect despite my best efforts

Marley-ish & me.

by Beth Anne on December 9, 2013

It’s winter-cold in North Carolina & while it feels like a heat-wave to our northern neighbors, we’re wearing wool coats & gloves & watching for black ice on the bridges. The constant drizzle of rain makes it feel even more cold, the damp that gets down under my skin until all I can think about [...]

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Again.

by Beth Anne on December 3, 2013

I stared down the shorter days of September & October with no fear. Weeks passed & I didn’t feel that sickly crawling across my soul, that black hole that seems to grow in the winter months. Instead, I worked under my sunlamp & faithfully took my medicine & the spring never left my step. For [...]

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I have my Jesus, but I don’t know my church.

by Beth Anne on November 5, 2013

I grew up baptized in both the Word & the water, with Sunday shoes & Easter dresses & a pristine Bible tucked under my arm. I spent my childhood swinging my legs from the pew & at 8 years old, I walked to the front of the church & made my parents proud. Then at [...]

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I have a new job & there’s no better title.

by Beth Anne on July 18, 2013

 I don’t know what’s going to happen in the coming months but I’m learning to trust & hope that something really wonderful is just waiting around the corner. -from my post on July 1st   It was never my intention to go quiet on my blog over the past few months. I held tight to [...]

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On not being swallowed by the storm.

by Beth Anne on February 25, 2013

Early last week, I deleted Facebook off my phone. I’ve been a member of Facebook since my senior year in college & truthfully, I am exhausted of it after almost 10 years. Then on Thursday night, I deleted Twitter. It’s easy to feel so small & insignificant in this huge world of constant connectivity & [...]

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