Marching Onward | links & love
What’s floating around in my head and on the World Wide Web That’s it for now! Joyfully, Jenoa
Prayers of the People | Christ Church Charlottesville
Prayers said at the 5pm service God, we’re worn out. We all have heavy burdens, long to-do lists, and weary bodies. Give us your peace that’s greater than we can fathom, grant us your mercy that “sparks joy.” Thank you for fulfilling the law on our behalf. You finished what we could not compete. Lord…
Granola, a guide
I adore making home-made granola. I think it’s always better than store bought, and it’s a great way to declutter your pantry! Making a granola is one of my favorite magic tricks in the kitchen. You take a little of whatever you have in your pantry and with a little alchemy you have gold… golden…
I have a podcast!
For a couple months I’ve been wanting to add an audio portion to the Gap Year experience. I know many of our friends have varying levels of commitment to offer the Gap Year and so my hope is that people with limited time could listen before joining for the in-person discussion, or people who live…
Birthdays need to be celebrated
Last night we hosted some close friends to celebrate our dear friend Amanda’s upcoming birthday. It was truly a delight! I made little menu zine that also included a word-search and one of my all time favorite Henri Nouwen quotes. By request I made Greek inspired lemony-dill chicken thighs with feta, so delicious! And for…
My Cafe Nico
Hopper & Burr, my favorite cafe in the entire world, does a seasonal drink called the Cafe Nico. It’s very seasonal, made using house made orange syrup. Due to its limited nature it has a bit of a cult following and people get excited when “Nico Season” rolls around. Today the stars aligned for me…
The Welcome Wagon | Why I love blogging!
Welcome back to blogging, David! Much of what I love about blogging is beautifully on display in his post. Beautiful photos alongside thoughtful text with links and further readings to explore. The link to the Welcome Wagon’s album Esther was a lovely surprise I would’ve never found without him sharing! If any of you reading…
Happy new year! More of a good thing, please!
As I look back on 2022 the highs for me mostly all involve food and people. It’s hard to count how many times Robbie and I have opened our home to friends, Bible Studies, parties, and house guests. From early on in our marriage, hosting was a priority for Robbie and I. For me, it’s…
Graves Mill Farm
Last week we visited Graves Mill, a property in Madison, Virginia. We have the pleasure of getting to use this space for a little mini retreat we’re hosting at the end of December. Graves Mill Farm
Christmas in the Heart, Henry Van Dyke | Second Sunday in Advent
Christmas in the Heart Let us now go even unto Bethlehem. Luke 2:15 To Bethlehem our hearts, star ledFrom wanderings far and wild,Turn to a lowly cattle shedAnd kneel before the Child. We come from deserts, pitilessWith only human pride;And from the howling wildernessWhere dread and hate abide. Touched by his hand we find releaseFrom…