A Season of Loss

Written By: Erin Smith

August 30, 2019

I once was lost, but now am found. ~Amazing Grace I stare out the window in my office, smiling as a sudden gust of wind sweeps the leaves into a colorful cyclone. This weekend marks the Autumnal Equinox, the astrological moment when the day and night are of almost exactly equal length. This means one less […]

A Hard Habit to Break

Written By: Erin Smith

August 30, 2019

I should learn to live with it, but I don’t want to. I’m addicted to you baby. You’re a hard habit to break. ~Chicago, Hard Habit To Break My father, the boy’s soccer coach at GRC in the late 80’s, arranged a cultural exchange trip to Ecuador for the varsity team. My whole family planned […]

What I Learned from Heavy Metal

Written By: Erin Smith

August 26, 2019

“Babe, you don’t know shit.” He said it kindly, which made it sting even more. It started about a year and a half ago, when my husband had a midlife crisis. David claims that if you are over forty and you aren’t thinking about what kind of legacy you will leave, then you aren’t paying […]

Contentment is My Jam

Written By: Erin Smith

August 19, 2019

Contentment is my jam. It wasn’t always though. Time was, happiness was my jam. Or maybe it was the other way around and I assumed jam would make me happy. You see, I was throwing a fancy brunch for some friends and was too embarrassed to serve the boring grape jelly I had in the […]

Quisenberry Chore Camp

Written By: Erin Smith

August 18, 2019

“Oh, that’s a cute shirt.” I set down my coffee cup. “Where did you get it?” My daughter spins, showing me the back. “Paxton gave it to me,” she replies, referencing one of the many second cousins she has on her father’s side of the family. I think no more about it until I’m checking […]

Feast Your Eyes on This

Written By: Erin Smith

August 11, 2019

I’m in the second hour of staring at the 10-feet tall stained glass window in my living room, pausing occasionally to glance at my computer, removing my glasses periodically to wipe tears from my eyes. When we designed our house, we built this room to showcase this window, situated so that the rising sun would […]