A Life Well-Lived

The past year has been an incredible experience. I’d love to sit here today and write a poetic, concise list of the things I’ve learned since moving abroad, but we know it’s not that simple. If there’s one thing I keep coming back to, it’s this: Live life with urgency, but patiently watch it unfold. […]

Everywhere Present Filling All Things: Holy Friday

I live between two churches: one on my street and the other three blocks away. Their bells are always beautiful, and today they hold extra special meaning. The biggest difference for me this Holy Week has been the constant presence of God.  A well-known Orthodox prayer contains this phrase: “everywhere present filling all things,” and Greece takes […]

Lost in the Purpose of Wandering

I have to tell you something about myself. I am, without a doubt, one of those people who has this iconic J. R. R. Tolkien quote tattooed in gold on her soul: Not all who wander are lost. It may not be a surprise to you, since I up and moved to another country. But, […]

Sunday Mornings

Sunday mornings have taken on new life since moving to this apartment. I find them slow and easy, with many shops close and traffic a little less chaotic in the surrounding neighborhoods. It seems this respect for Sunday as a day of rest – for some – is unique to Greece and its Mediterranean compatriots, […]


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About Me

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family but this blog is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you!

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