This week is the beginning of Advent. Every year in the chaos of holiday culture, Advent is an invitation to set aside time to reflect. It is counter cultural to step away from the Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and early Christmas sales and slow down. We fear if we turn our faces from our phones… Continue reading Advent Invitation
I quieted my house today, I needed to process. I had a really nice morning with a friend, and then just like grief does, it settled in as soon as she left. Instead of turning the tv or music on, I lay down in silence. I'm not good at this, but I have been so… Continue reading Death in the Garden
https://videopress.com/v/DDp9WdK3?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true This morning as I walked around my garden to check on things, a bee flew by. It landed on a calendula that I had started from seed months ago and now is blooming beautifully. The video above is of this little bee doing what bees do and its wiggle and waggle made me smile.… Continue reading A Bee Came By
I haven't written much yet this year. I think my heart has been in a perpetual state of percolation. Did you know the Latin word percolare is where we get the word percolate? It means "to strain through." I read that, laughed, and thought to myself, "How appropriate." I will be honest, last year was… Continue reading New beginnings start with an invitation…
Our writing prompt in my writer’s group was: If someone from the future picked up your journal and read about today, what would they read? This is what I wrote. My writer’s group said I should post it as it might encourage someone right now. I hope it does. ❤️ I went for a walk… Continue reading A bit of my writing….
Oh do you feel the cold breeze blow? Promising winter chills and falling snow Whispering that leaves are changing Colors bright, colors fading Blow, breeze blow! Bring your peace Chimneys smoking, cozy fleece Cups of warmth wrapped tight in hands Sheep wool skies, a quieted land The air holds fall, winter close behind Lay back… Continue reading A poem to Welcome Fall
It has been a long 3 year road to this hysterectomy. The walking toward it was worse than the 3 days so far that I've endured walking through it. In the walking towards, I was tortured by the what, when, why, and how questions. I constantly asked myself and God if this was the right… Continue reading Walking Toward Tuesday
For the remainder of December, some friends and I are choosing to see just one thing each day. We are taking our cues from Psalm 9:1-2. Join us? Here is the focus for each day: Write down one thing you're thankful for Choose to remember something good that's happened Smile Sing or listen to one song and… Continue reading TWL: Just One Thing Series (Day 2)
Yesterday, a friend gently nudged my weary soul with an idea. I had just finished telling her that this is my favorite time of year, but due to the nature of my job, I don't get to pause and snuggle into the season like I used to. She understood, and said again, "Just one… Continue reading This Written Love Series: Just One Thing
As the debate began, I found myself overwhelmed with a feeling of sadness, but I don't think it was mine. Earlier in the evening, I was picking up some items at a local store and two young boys walked past me. They had their skateboards and backpacks and were talking to each other. I say… Continue reading What I think God really cares about, in light of this election.