Week-end: links & life {vol. 35}

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.” -Scott Adams


I’ve let my painting and art-journaling fall by the wayside lately, but I’ll never improve if I don’t get out my books and practice.

from around the web

on the blog (in case you missed ’em):

right here at home


The past couple of weeks have been full of a complicated combination of good and hard.

Good included the baby shower, a freshly painted house, a daughter-date with Kathryn, and a few quiet moments here and there.

The hard included major behavior issues with one of the kids, accompanied by questions of how to handle this in the long-term because the status quo isn’t cutting it. Upheaval in the house with work being done. Oral surgery for Kathryn.  And upsetting news about an old friend, which hit me really hard for a variety of reasons.

At times, we may feel like we’re pretty close to Having It All Together, but if we’re honest, none of us ever really do. Real life with actual other human beings is just plain messy.

Thankfully, that’s where “grace upon grace” (John 1:16) comes in — or at least, that’s what I’m praying for and counting on.

*Linking up with Kris’s weekly wrap-up.