K.C. Ireton

“What a blessing it is to love books. Everybody must love something,
and I know of no objects of love that give such substantial
and unfailing returns as books and a garden.”

—Elizabeth von Arnim

Hope Rose

Late in Lent I planted roses. Back in the dead of winter, when I was curled up on the sofa under a plaid wool blanket with a fire in the fireplace and the most beautiful flower catalog in the world on my lap, visions of floral loveliness danced before my eyes, and it...


You must imagine you are standing on a door stoop. My door stoop. The door is open, and I am welcoming you with a wide, warm smile, inviting you, "Come in, come in," and ushering you into the library where a pot of tea awaits your arrival. Beside the cozy-covered...

Solid Ground

Solid Ground

Dear Friends, It is with great joy that I write to share two pieces of good news: First: I'm going to grad school! Last week I got accepted into the Master of Arts in Apologetics program at Houston Baptist University, and I start my first class on Tuesday. While in...

Anxious No More {Habit 6: Say Thank You}

Anxious No More {Habit 6: Say Thank You}

In the midst of an overly full October—birthdays, a trip to see my parents, a church play, and a few other things on top of all the usual fullness of life with four children—one afternoon stands out. It was the Thursday before the play, in which both I and my kids...

Anxious No More {Habit 5: Lift Up Your Head}

Anxious No More {Habit 5: Lift Up Your Head}

“Thou, O Lord, art a shield about me. Thou art my glory and the lifter of my head.” --Psalm 3:3 It was the beginning of my first school year teaching all four of my children at home, and we were still working out the various hiccups in our schedule. My twins needed to...



K.C. Ireton is a writer and teacher. The author of The Circle of Seasons: Meeting God in the Church Year and Cracking Up: A Postpartum Faith Crisis, she lives near Seattle with her husband and four school-aged children. She is a lover of books, gardens, and tea. Also, Oxford commas.


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