Everyday Grace

Searching for goodness in the ordinary

Day 27: Turn On the Light // 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness

Oct
27

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Hi there! This is day 27 of a series I’m writing this October called 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness. You can find the entire series here: 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness. 

It’s been a while since I’ve played hide and seek. Even though my biggest life goal is to raise a gaggle of tiny humans, I don’t have any of my own yet, so I have to live vicariously through your stories for a while longer. A girlfriend of mine who works at an after-school care program told me one the other day about a game of hide and seek that went sideways.

The kids were K – 4th grade and all playing together. Someone, or a bunch of little someones, decided on a massive game of hide and seek using the entire gym/playground area (where the after-school program is held). My friend and the other teachers kept an eye out, doing a headcount of all the hiders, but somehow one kindergartener escaped everyone’s clutches. No one could figure out where she hid for a good fifteen minutes after all the other kids were found, which turned into twenty minutes, then half an hour. A couple of her buddies realized she wasn’t found and told my friend, who suppressed rising epic level panic as she and the other teachers hunted for the missing hider. (more…)

Day 21: Not Optional // 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness

Oct
21

photo: Joanna Malinowska

Hi there! This is day 21 of a series I’m writing this October called 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness. You can find the entire series here: 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness. 

I bought a bath bomb today after a particularly stressful couple of days. I went to my favorite bath shop where they have about 3875782639856 products (of which I want approximately all of them) made from organic and environmentally friendly ingredients, and they let you try everything on your body so that by the time you leave the store, you are oiled, balmed, and sprinkled head to toe in glitter, fair trade cocoa butter and the fruity essence of ethically sourced mermaid tears. I smell SO GOOD RIGHT NOW, y’all. You don’t even know. (more…)