I am in LOVE

…with Groot!  Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet? If not, get thee to a movie theater! Quick! Not only is the plot/dialogue/casting amazing, but the music and dancing throughout the film is quality. I had to share this lil’ gem of baby Groot dancing. There’s something about people dancing with no shame and utter abandonment that … More I am in LOVE

Final PAPERS Due Tomorrow

When people ask me how the end of the semester is going Working on two big papers due tomorrow…it’s rough, ya know? Needing some paper affirmation right now Thanks Nacho! But actually what’s been most encouraging is this… To my fellow students…  

Shirley Temps

I’m remembering Shirley tonight and grateful for her life. It’s amazing how well she did despite such fame at an early age! I’ve enjoyed many a non-alcoholic “Shirley Temple”drink at the Chinese restaurant our family used to frequent. And growing up, my parents showed Lauren and I countless Shirley Temple movies (recorded off the TV … More Shirley Temps

The Heart of Advent

I am reading through two Advent devotionals (in typical Lisbeth several-books-happening-at-once-fashion) that are revolutionizing this Christmas season for me. One was given to me by my sweet, reflective friend Abby. It’s called Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God by Bobby Gross. And my other dear friends since childhood, Henry and … More The Heart of Advent


So much love for this lil’ guy. If you haven’t seen “How To Train Your Dragon” yet, you should see it. Strangely enough, Toothless reminds me of my dearly departed cat, Vashti. 🙂