Who talks about packing?

on August 27, 2011 in (in)courage, Sounds good to me. with 4 comments by



I never swore I’d be interesting.

But. I did try to be honest and interesting [mildly] in my most recent (in)courage post – The Challenge of Packing. I’d love if you would pop over there and tell me your thoughts. [Also- the last line is missing a word… I’ve told the important people. It shall be fixed.] [You know I have the privilege of writing for (in)courage, right? Pretty much, it’s a dream.]

Also. Because I love you, I’ll give you some insider deets. I did manage to pack too many hoodies, very little fleece [you are welcome, Amber Lehman], and a pair of shoes that don’t belong to me. [More on that next week.]

This is also funny: EVERY DAY I worry about repacking and making everything fit, especially since I’m coming home at Christmas and I want to bring gifts. Apparently I love to worry about things that matter NOT AT ALL right now.

I found one thing that I want to bring home that I absolutely can’t. Out Of The Blue. Gracious. I saw them perform yesterday and it was an absolute pleasure. So for your weekend, I present to you a song by the boys that will not fit in my suitcase, no matter how hard I try.

P.S- anyone who knows the Stoltzfus family- doesn’t the lead guy look like a missing Stoltz brother? I. KNOW. I thought so too.

P.P.S- totes sorry about missing Top 5 Friday. Why don’t you read back on some oldies and play along today?

P.P.P.S- Happy weekend. 🙂


  1. posted on Aug 27, 2011 at 10:13 AM  |  reply

    i found you thru the Incourage website and your post. i’m moving from Arizona to Montana so i can understand the packing thing. not as far as you’ve moved, but still will be a climate and culture shock i’m sure. it was a great post, very encouraging, esp. when you talked about the things you didn’t pack. also loved the picture of the vintage suitcases.

  2. Erin
    posted on Aug 28, 2011 at 8:46 AM  |  reply

    This afternoon I have to unpack my entire wardrobe from suitcases, prioritize what I need and repack it. Ugh. Luckily I’ve conned my mom into helping.

  3. Kathy Nace
    posted on Aug 28, 2011 at 11:55 PM  |  reply

    HI. I get the InCourage posts, and have read you before, but ohmigosh I wish I were there with you because I love Edinburgh like nobody’s business and it breaks my heart that in the land of John Knox and George MacDonald the Godflame is flickering dangerously low. I so appreciated your insight that what we choose to leave behind, is as important as what we take to journey.

  4. logan
    posted on Aug 29, 2011 at 9:13 AM  |  reply

    you didnt steal other annie’s shoes AGAIN did you???

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