Days of Being: October 16 (Sarah Pinkerton)

The evening was wet and dreary, but the air was thick with fall. We were all fussy and hungry, and it was getting late. I abandoned my homemade dinner plans and threw a frozen pizza in the oven. The kids and I ate our simple dinner in a rare moment of quiet stillness while we listened to the gentle rain, while I tasted the grace God always throws my way.

This entry is inspired by an ordinary moment from one of Sarah Pinkerton’s October 16s. Sarah lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband and their foster children.

Your Turn:
What can you do to simplify the next few hours of your life and simply be?

Also, take a few minutes to record an ordinary moment from today because our ordinary moments matter. I’d love for you to share your ordinary moment in the comments below. Or you can send me a few sentences about one of your ordinary moments and I’ll write a Days of Being entry to post online. If you’d like to participate, email me at

Days of Being is a micro-story project exploring memories and moments from every day of the year. Multiple years from my life and others’ lives are represented within the project celebrating what Madeleine L’Engle once said: “I am still every age that I have been.”