When Ian and I were pregnant with John, one of the first things I asked after our first ultra sound seeing that beautiful beating heart and perfect developing baby was what kind of theme we were going to decorate with. Looking back what a silly question that shows my consumerism, I suppose, but I was … Continue reading A Whale of a Tale
There are so many books that are meant to be read over and over again, to continually learn and grow in there wisdom, of course the Bible is probably the most common, but the past few weeks I have read a book that I can not recommend enough and that I would like to read … Continue reading A Book to Repeat
This past Saturday, I had the good fortune to be able to attend the women's meeting at my church. It had been years since I had been to one and honestly all I remember from it was nobody's husbands took out the trash without being asked. Not that these women weren't spiritual or that we … Continue reading Living in Emotions
Do ever have those nights? Where you are hopeful and thoughtful and then you are suddenly dwelling somewhere else and your mind is running wild?
When I was a teenager I volunteered at the Oregon Zoo and one of the biggest things that our supervisors stressed in training and during our time there was that it's ok to say "I don't know." They had numerous horrifying stories of previous teens leading the public astray that were funny as long as … Continue reading I Don’t Know
I am not sure if it is the increase in my spiritual life or just the changing times but lately I have been craving simplicity. You know, to live simply and not reject the modern (how else would I write this blog and keep in touch with so many people), but to limit it's incorporation … Continue reading Searching for Simplicity
This past week I read both at home and in church the parable of the talents, Matthew 25:14-30. In case you don't recall, it is about a master who is about to go on a journey and so he entrusts his some money to his servants, five coins to the first, two to another and … Continue reading A Thought on Talents
Last week the clock that hung in the dining room fell off the wall and broke. It was not a huge deal, you know these things happen. I didn't think much of it, tossed the clock and made a mental note to put it on the shopping list. Since then, though I have been struggling … Continue reading Where did the time go?
When you look at the big picture we are not just waiting for our food to arrive, for the meeting to start or at stop lights, we are waiting to die.
A little over 4 years ago, I was nearly a year into motherhood and feeling a bit frazzled. I knew I needed some self-care and so in addition to the normal healthy habits resolutions, I bought myself this little book.